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The Best Backpacking in Frisco

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Top backpacking spots in and near Frisco

  • Frisco, Colorado

    Peaks Trail

    15.69 mi / 2297 ft gain
    Peaks Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Frisco, Colorado.
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  • Silverthorne, Colorado

    Lily Pad Lake Trail

    4.8
    3.27 mi / 531 ft gain
    Lily Pad Lake is a well known destination just outside of Silverthorne and in the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. The trail may be heavily trafficked on the weekends, but solitude can still be found in the early mornings or during the weekdays. The trail starts at the Lily Pad Lake Trailhead, just to t...
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  • Frisco, Colorado

    Backpack to the Gore Range's Wheeler and Lost Lakes

    4.5
    10 mi / 2200 ft gain
    The range offers many remote lakes and peaks which hikers can access from various points of entry. Wheeler and Lost Lakes lie within the boundaries of the Eagle's Nest Wilderness Area.The Gore Trail begins on the north side of the CO-91 pedestrian bridge over I-70. You will follow the trail up al...
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  • Frisco, Colorado

    Gore Range Trail

    45.95 mi / 10633 ft gain
    Gore Range Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Silverthorne, Colorado.
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  • Frisco, Colorado

    Ski to Janet's Cabin

    6 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Janet's Cabin is located on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide at 11,610 ft, near Copper Mountain ski resort. This hut is one of the rare huts with not only a sauna but indoor bathrooms (composting pits)!  The cabin was built in 1990 and due to the location helicopters were required to b...
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  • Frisco, Colorado

    Backpack the Colorado Trail: Copper Mountain to Hagerman Pass

    39 mi
    The Colorado Trail (CT) runs for 483 miles from Denver to Durango, crossing through eight mountain ranges and passing through six wilderness areas. There are great resources on completing a thru-hike of the CT; this post is about Segments 8-9 of the CT from Copper Mountain to Tennessee Pass.These...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Peaks Trail via Breckenridge

    8.06 mi / 702 ft gain
    Peaks Trail via Breckenridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe to Section House Hut

    5.0
    6.25 mi / 1200 ft gain
    There are a couple routes to Section Hut on Boreas Pass, but the best adds trekking through the forest on Baker's Tank trail. Starting at 10,350' at the TH, look for a trail in the woods that starts climbing relatively quickly. Follow this for about 2.5 miles to the junction with the road and B...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Backpack & Fish The Mohawk Lakes

    4.0
    6.8 mi / 1940 ft gain
    The trailhead is located a few miles out side of Breckenridge Colorado. The trail starts at 10,390' and the first two miles are spent walking through a mix of fir, aspen, and spruce trees until the trail goes parallel to Spruce Creek Road and eventually crosses it and continues over a small dam (...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Mohawk Lake to Pacific Peak and Crystal Peak

    11.88 mi / 4163 ft gain
    Mohawk Lake to Pacific Peak and Crystal Peak is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Spruce Lakes Trail to Mohawk Lakes Trail

    8.35 mi / 2162 ft gain
    Spruce Lakes Trail to Mohawk Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Lakeside Camping at Lower Crystal Lake

    5.0
    To get to the Crystal Lakes take the Spruce Creek Trailhead. You can hike or drive to the Lower Crystal Lake. If you choose to drive, you will need a high clearance 4x4 vehicle. There are no fees to camp here.If you want to hike to the Upper Crystal Lake follow the trail past Lower Crystal Lake a...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Hike to & Stay at Francie's Cabin

    5.0
    1.09 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Located at 11,360' and owned by the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, Francies Cabin was built in memory of Frances Lockwood Bailey in 1994 and is located just a short distance (5 mile drive, 1.05 mile hike) from town of Breckenridge, Colorado. It has a summer and winter capacity of 20 peop...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Crystal Lake Trail

    8.46 mi / 2569 ft gain
    Crystal Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Breckenridge, Colorado.
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  • Silverthorne, Colorado

    Lower Boulder Lake via Rock Creek Trail

    5.0
    5.33 mi / 1322 ft gain
    The hike to this beautiful lake is a moderate 5.4 miles round-trip, and about 1000 ft. elevation gain/loss. It can be done in a half day, or even as an overnight backpack. This hike starts at the Rock Creek Trailhead 7 miles north of Silverthorne. Although the drive is rough, it can be done in a...
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  • Silverthorne, Colorado

    Backpack to Upper Slate Lake

    5.0
    28 mi / 1386 ft gain
    Starting from the Rock Creek Trailhead parking lot, it is an up and down trek to Upper Slate Lake. The trail map states 10 miles each way, but accounting for switchbacks it ends up being closer to 14 long, hard miles.You will be among aspens and pines for the first half as you have a few moderate...
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