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The Best Backpacking in Morrison

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Top backpacking spots in and near Morrison

  • 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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  • 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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  • Golden, Colorado

    Mountain Lion Trail

    6.74 mi / 1506 ft gain
    Mountain Lion Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pinecliffe, Colorado.
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  • Evergreen, Colorado

    Beaver Meadows Trail

    10.99 mi / 2635 ft gain
    Beaver Meadows Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Evergreen, Colorado

    Beartracks Lake Trail

    11.66 mi / 2349 ft gain
    Beartracks Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • 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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  • Clear Creek County, Colorado

    Turkey Gulch to Cascade Creek

    14.18 mi / 3563 ft gain
    Turkey Gulch to Cascade Creek is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Evergreen, Colorado

    Hike the Resthouse/Lincoln Lake Trail

    4.5
    While the Mt. Evans Wilderness never has a shortage of visitors, thanks to its proximity to Denver, it is possible to find a more private hike if you know where to look. Lincoln Lake Trail, accessible from Echo Lake year-round, is not as glamorous as its sister trail, Chicago Lakes, but is a wond...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek

    15.87 mi / 4859 ft gain
    Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Lower and Upper Chicago Lake

    4.5
    9.22 mi / 2270 ft gain
    From the parking lot, stay to the right of Echo Lake and you will run into the Chicago Lakes Trailhead. Follow the switchbacks down and across Chicago Creek. After crossing the creek, follow the sign indicating that the trail follows the dirt road and hang a left; from here, you'll reach the Idah...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Echo Lake to Summit Lake

    11.1 mi / 3419 ft gain
    Echo Lake to Summit Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Georgetown, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Rosalie Trail

    11.73 mi / 3553 ft gain
    Rosalie Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bailey, Colorado.
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  • Bailey, Colorado

    Abyss Lake via Tanglewood, Rosalie, and Abyss Trail

    23.98 mi / 6030 ft gain
    Abyss Lake via Tanglewood, Rosalie, and Abyss Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Shawnee, 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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  • 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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