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The Best Backpacking in Park County

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Park County

  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • Jefferson, Colorado

    Lost Creek Wilderness Loop

    28.27 mi / 5128 ft gain
    Lost Creek Wilderness Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Grant, Colorado.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chaffee County, Colorado

    Off-Trail Hike of Limestone Ridge

    4.0
    9 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Finding a winter or early spring adventure that won't take you deep into dangerous mountain territory, while still providing epic vistas, is a challenge in Colorado. There are a few 10,000' tall ranges that sometimes escape deep snow, which are inviting for a first step into the alpine wonderland...
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Buffalo Peaks and Salt Creek Trail Loop

    29.5 mi / 5151 ft gain
    Buffalo Peaks and Salt Creek Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Hartsel, Colorado.
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Rich Creek Trail

    5.55 mi / 1161 ft gain
    Rich Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Fairplay, Colorado.
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Buffalo Meadows Via Rich Creek

    12.71 mi / 2005 ft gain
    Buffalo Meadows Via Rich Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hartsel, Colorado.
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  • Buena Vista, Colorado

    Backpack the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Loop

    5.0
    11.7 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Starting at the Rich Creek Campground this wonderful moderate hike forms a loop by connecting the Rich Creek Trail and the Tumble Creek trail. in the Buffalo Peaks wilderness. Flanked by the Collegiate Peaks, in Spring and Summer the area is awash with rushing creeks, lush wet lowlands & deep...
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