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The Best Backpacking in Franktown

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Top backpacking spots in and near Franktown

  • Sedalia, Colorado

    Indian Creek and Steven's Gulch Loop Trail

    19.88 mi / 4259 ft gain
    Indian Creek and Steven's Gulch Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Littleton, Colorado.
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Winter Hiking and Wildlife in Waterton Canyon

    3.8
    12.4 mi
    Waterton Canyon is the beginning of the Colorado Trail which stretches 500 miles from Denver to Durango. Camping is allowed on the Colorado Trail but is not allowed in the first 6 miles section of Waterton Canyon, which is managed by Denver Water. The gravel road is great for running, biking, hi...
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  • Palmer Lake, Colorado

    Harrison Plane Crash from Palmer Lake

    11.1 mi / 2031 ft gain
    Harrison Plane Crash from Palmer Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Dinosaur, Colorado.
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  • Pine, Colorado

    Wigwam Trail 609

    11.28 mi / 2382 ft gain
    Wigwam Trail 609 is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Bailey, Colorado.
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  • Conifer, Colorado

    Lion's Head via Lion's Back Trail

    11.1 mi / 1946 ft gain
    Lion's Head via Lion's Back Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Conifer, Colorado.
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  • 39.3383054109609,-105.401287078857, Colorado

    Colorado Trail (Wellington Lake Road to Long Gulch Trailhead)

    15.49 mi / 3442 ft gain
    Colorado Trail (Wellington Lake Road to Long Gulch Trailhead) is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Jefferson, Colorado.
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  • 39.3383220066784,-105.401254892349, Colorado

    Rolling Creek Trail via Colorado Trail

    13.26 mi / 3963 ft gain
    Rolling Creek Trail via Colorado Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Bailey, Colorado.
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  • Sedalia, Colorado

    Goose Creek Trail 612 to McCurdy Trail

    12.66 mi / 2408 ft gain
    Goose Creek Trail 612 to McCurdy Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake George, Colorado.
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  • Sedalia, Colorado

    Backpack the Lost Creek Loop

    33.5 mi / 6200 ft gain
    Lost Creek Wilderness may be my favorite part of Colorado.  It contains varied terrain and geography, and is less crowded than most places.  This loop will take you through everything the wilderness area has to offer.  You will get sweeping panoramas of mountain ranges to the south, as well has m...
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  • Sedalia, Colorado

    Backpack the McCurdy Park Loop

    25 mi / 7202 ft gain
    The total distance of the loop is a little under 25 miles and you will climb a total of 7202 feet. It can be done as a 3 day backpacking trip as shown below.The LoopDay 1: After Parking in the trail head's parking lot, which fills up quickly on weekends, start down the trail after signing your pe...
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  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Red Rock, Lion and Section 16 Loop

    11.33 mi / 2139 ft gain
    Red Rock, Lion and Section 16 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Manitou Springs, Colorado

    Barr Trail to Barr Camp

    12.38 mi / 3629 ft gain
    Barr Trail to Barr Camp is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Payne Creek Trail

    13.54 mi / 2943 ft gain
    Payne Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bailey, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Payne Creek Trail via Brookside McCurdy Trailhead

    4.5
    17.98 mi / 3773 ft gain
    Day 1: Park at the Payne Creek/Brookside Trailhead (8,040 ft.) right outside Bailey. You'll go on the trail for about a mile before the trail parts to Craig Meadows or Craig Park. If you start this in the nighttime, it's best to camp before you part ways on the trail as it's a little more spaciou...
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  • Jefferson, Colorado

    Backpack Lost Creek

    4.0
    5 mi
    I included a trail map of where I camped. There are many sites all throughout this area. From the Lost Park Campground Parking lot follow the Lost Creek for 2.4 miles. At the 1 mile mark was the best place that we found to cross the creek (there are two logs that make a bridge across the creek). ...
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  • Jefferson, Colorado

    Wigwam, McCurdy and Brookside McCurdy Trail

    20.81 mi / 3681 ft gain
    Wigwam, McCurdy and Brookside McCurdy Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Jefferson, Colorado.
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