The Best Backpacking in Gypsum

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Gypsum

  • 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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  • 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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  • Basalt, Colorado

    Mystic Island Lake and Lake Charles via Ironedge Trail

    12.36 mi / 2861 ft gain
    Mystic Island Lake and Lake Charles via Ironedge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Eagle, Colorado.
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  • Basalt, Colorado

    Lake Charles Trail

    8.5 mi / 1877 ft gain
    Lake Charles Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Westminster, Colorado.
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  • Edwards, Colorado

    Holy Cross Wilderness - Eagle Ranger District Wilderness Area Trail

    13.39 mi / 2385 ft gain
    Holy Cross Wilderness - Eagle Ranger District Wilderness Area Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Mosquito Lake and Deer Lake Trail

    14.21 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Mosquito Lake and Deer Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devil's Causeway, Skinny Fish and Trappers Lake Loop

    29.38 mi / 6709 ft gain
    Devil's Causeway, Skinny Fish and Trappers Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Garfield County, United States

    Hike the Devil's Causeway Loop

    5.0
    10.5 mi / 1550 ft gain
    Crossing the Devil's Causeway is a rite of passage for Colorado hikers. The dramatic exposure will terrify some and exhilarate others, but the loop offers much more than the short rocky expanse that's the draw for most people.The Approach: From the trailhead at Stillwater Reservoir, the East Fork...
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall

    21.62 mi / 4183 ft gain
    Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, 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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  • Minturn, Colorado

    Cross Creek Trail

    25.82 mi / 3924 ft gain
    Cross Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Minturn, 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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