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The Best Backpacking in Glenwood Springs

Looking for the best backpacking in Glenwood Springs? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Glenwood Springs. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Glenwood Springs

  • Basalt, Colorado

    Camp at Thomas Lake and Summit Mt. Sopris

    5.0
    13 mi / 4400 ft gain
    With the Elk Mountain range behind it, It appears to be standing by itself, and has the resemblance of a grand volcano.From Hwy 133 out of Carbondale, turn down Prince Creek Road and drive 6 miles to the trailhead. The trail is a nice mixture of meadows and woods, with excellent views of the vall...
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Capitol Creek Trail

    16.97 mi / 5226 ft gain
    Capitol Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Snowmass, Colorado.
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Backpack to Capitol Lake, CO

    5.0
    12.8 mi / 2105 ft gain
    The route to Capitol Lake is fairly straight forward, but not without its minor hardships. The route begins at the end of Capitol Creek Road, 9 miles from the small "town" of Snowmass (NOT Snowmass Village - thats the high class ski resort). The last few miles of this road provide the first min...
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  • Gypsum, Colorado

    Explore Hardscrabble Mountain

    Depending where you choose to access the Hardscrabble area from, this can be a fairly easy day hike or an overnight camping trip. If looking for a shorter day hike, access the Hardscrabble area by way of Hardscrabble Mountain Rd. From the town of Eagle, head South on Sylvan Lake Rd. In 5 miles, t...
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  • Snowmass, Colorado

    Maroon Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake Trail to East Maroon Trail Loop

    24.07 mi / 6368 ft gain
    Maroon Snowmass Trail to Willow Lake Trail to East Maroon Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Snowmass Village, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake

    8.47 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Burns, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop

    23.1 mi / 3297 ft gain
    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Little Trappers Lake

    3.4 mi / 453 ft gain
    Little Trappers Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Gypsum, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Marvine Loop Trail

    21.55 mi / 3363 ft gain
    Marvine Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Meeker, Colorado.
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  • Marble, Colorado

    Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop

    12.13 mi / 2306 ft gain
    Lead King Basin and Crystal Mill Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near.
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Camp on the Backside of Buttermilk Mountain

    1.0
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Park at the Buttermilk Ski Area parking lot and begin your hike up the mountain at the bottom of the Summit Express chair lift. Follow the 4x4 dirt road the entire way up Buttermilk. There are other small hiking trails that you can follow too, and with the entire mountain being a ski area, it's s...
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  • Basalt, Colorado

    Backpack & Fish at Lake Charles

    11 mi / 1700 ft gain
    I decided to make an Outbound listing for this because the AllTrails listing is incredibly inaccurate. Hopefully you're reading this one!  Your adventure starts at the trailhead of Fulford Cave / Fulford Cave Campground in Yeoman Park. Yeoman Park is just past Sylvan Lake State Park and is consid...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    Sunnyside Trail

    11.2 mi / 2707 ft gain
    Sunnyside Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Aspen, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Backpack the Lead King Basin Trail

    4.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    We began our hike at the beginning of the afternoon after about two-three hours driving up the 14 mile road. The first mile of the trail was mild, turning into an uphill adventure. Lots of switchbacks, winding paths, and some tree coverage. By mile 2, we were on a steep grade the rest of the way....
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Snowmass Lake via North Fork Crystal River

    13.83 mi / 4163 ft gain
    Snowmass Lake via North Fork Crystal River is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devils Causeway and Island Lakes Loop

    24.18 mi / 3904 ft gain
    Devils Causeway and Island Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Burns, Colorado.
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