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    • Vail, Colorado

      Ice Climb Pumphouse Falls in Vail

      To get to Pumphouse Falls take Interstate 70 toward East Vail, Colorado, get off at exit 176 S. Frontage Road headed east. At the traffic circle take the third exit and continue on South Frontage Rd. for 2.5 miles, turn right into the small parking lot next to the Nordic ski track. Follow the sig...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Winter Climb of North Star Mountain

      4.0
      8 mi / 2400 ft gain
      From the west parking lot at the top of Hoosier Pass, take the 4x4 road as it climbs through a forest west of the pass. Before long, the trees thin and you'll stay on the road through treeline and reach a gate at just over 12,000 feet.Stay right at the gate and continue on this old mining road as...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Hike McCullough Gulch to Upper Blue Reservoir

      5.0
      2.8 mi / 910 ft gain
      The trail first takes you to Upper Blue Reservoir, about 1.4 miles in. Past this point, it can be somewhat tricky to find the trail, but for experienced hikers, the upper valley holds a number of lakes, a waterfall, and open tundra for exploring. Mountain goat sightings are also common in this ar...
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    • Parlin, Colorado

      Hike to Roosevelt Mine

      5.0
      1.5 mi
      Abandoned in 1919, Roosevelt Mine is a lost treasure of Gunnison County, Colorado. Exactly three miles outside the tiny town of Ohio City is the unmarked trailhead on the side of a road pull off for Roosevelt the mine. The trail is otherwise well established and easy to follow. The trail is a lit...
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    • Fairplay, Colorado

      Stay the Night in an Off-Grid Cabin in Fairplay, CO

      This will be an amazing experience for anyone that books this cabin, guaranteed. It's the perfect size with a kitchen, living room, bunk beds, and back porch. In addition to the main house there is a tree house that has a couch and a bed in it as well; so the property can host a decent sized grou...
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    • Vail, Colorado

      Hike to Booth Falls and Booth Lake, CO

      5.0
      10 mi / 3000 ft gain
      This day hike begins as a steady climb through aspen trees for the first mile. The trail then flattens out a bit, and you reach Booth Falls at mile two. This is a beautiful 60 ft waterfall that allows for easy rock climbing and hiking through the stream upstream of the falls. This is also a popul...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Hike the East Ridge of Pacific Peak

      5.0
      8 mi / 3500 ft gain
      Start from the McCullough gulch trailhead. If possible it would be worth having 2 cars and leaving one at the main McCullough trailhead so you don't have to walk the road on your way down. Bushwack through trees and willows up the ridge directly to the north of the trailhead. You might be lucky a...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Winter Hike to Quandary Peak (14,265')

      4.6
      7 mi / 3500 ft gain
      Quandary Peak is a popular winter 14er because of its easy access near Breckenridge, its Class 1 designation, and its low avalanche risk. While the access roads to many 14ers are closed in winter, adding extra mileage to an already grueling hike, Quandary Peak’s access is just off Hwy. 9, and the...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Ski or Snowshoe McCullough Gulch

      5.0
      6 mi / 1300 ft gain
      If the snow is not coming to you, you go where the snow is. Breckenridge is a good place to start; this beautiful ski area gets more than its fair share of snow, and is full of stunning trails. Why pay big bucks at one of the Nordic centers, when you can access acres and acres of the White River ...
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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 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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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Hike Davis Meadow

      5.0
      8.6 mi / 800 ft gain
      This is a great hike that is very close to Buena Vista, CO. This trail is on the east side of town and is accessible in the spring. The hardest part of the hike is locating the trail-head. It is located in the northern part of Four Mile Canyon and is in San Isabel National forest. Starting in Bue...
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    • Nathrop, Colorado

      Hike Mt. Princeton

      4.5
      13.25 mi
      Starting at 8900 feet of elevation, this 13.25 mile roundtrip hike begins its 5400 foot elevation gain on a dirt road that winds for 3 miles until you break the treeline. If you have 4WD and good clearance you can drive most of the way up this road, shortening your entire hike by about 6 miles. J...
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    • Breckenridge, Colorado

      Lower Crystal Lake via Crystal Creek Road

      5.0
      4.52 mi / 1624 ft gain
      To get to the Crystal Lakes start at the Spruce Creek Trailhead. You can hike or drive to the Lower Crystal Lake along Crystal Creek Road. If you choose to drive, you will need a high clearance 4x4 vehicle as you follow along Crystal Creek Road. The road is steep, but when they get to the top it ...
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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

      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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