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    • Carbondale, Colorado

      Explore Hayes Creek Falls

      3.5
      0 mi
      Right off of Highway 133 about 2 miles south of Redstone, lies a very easy-to-get-to Waterfall. Park your car off to the side of the highway, walk about 100 feet and you will find this glorious waterfall. The fall is best to see in the late Spring to early Summer. From late Spring, to early Summe...
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    • Carbondale, Colorado

      Camp at Prince Creek

      3.0
      From Colorado State Highway 82, turn south onto Highway 133 (toward Carbondale). Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road. Follow this four miles to where the pavement ends. After passing through a cattle gate, BLM land lines the...
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    • Carbondale, Colorado

      Mountain Bike Prince Creek

      Turn south off Colorado State Highway 82 onto Highway 133 toward Carbondale. Continue south past the Carbondale Main Street roundabout. After two miles, turn East onto Prince Creek Road. Follow this four miles to where the pavement ends. This is the best place to park to start biking or running.F...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Hike Huron Peak

      5.0
      6.5 mi
      If you have a 4WD vehicle, drive 2 miles from Winfield along a dirt road to the trailhead. If you don't have a suitable vehicle, you can park before the road gets rough and hike the rest of the road to the trailhead.Starting at 10560 feet of elevation, this 6.5 mile roundtrip hike begins its 3500...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Camp at Mt. Elbert Forebay Reservoir

      5.0
      At the base of Mt. Elbert there are three campgrounds. One is a National Forest campground - you have to pay for a spot and it is closed from October-May. The other two are first-come, first-serve free campground areas. As you drive past the south trailhead, right before the reservoir, there is a...
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    • Twin Lakes, Colorado

      Kayak Twin Lakes

      Twin Lakes are two bodies of water that are connected by a short run of water with a dam at the eastern end. There are a few different places to put in your boat including boat ramps by the access point on the east end of the lake. There is also a boat ramp and a place to seasonally rent boats by...
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    • Minturn, Colorado

      Hike to Fancy Pass

      5.0
      6 mi / 2373 ft gain
      The Fancy Pass Trail near Red Cliff is an excellent option for those looking to experience hiking in the rugged and pristine conditions of a wilderness area. This 6 mile roundtrip trail will take you into the Holy Cross Wilderness and up close and personal with towering peaks, verdant meadows, an...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Mount Elbert via the Southeast Ridge Trailhead (Winter Route)

      13.48 mi / 4885 ft gain
      Classic Route to the Summit of Colorado's highest peak Great for All Seasons this is the Recommended Winter Route with minimal Avalanche Danger.  Known as the South Mount Elbert trail, the East Ridge trail or a combo of both, this trail is truly beautiful and remote. DIRECTIONS: To reach the t...
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    • Twin Lakes, Colorado

      Camp at Twin Lakes' White Star Campground

      4.5
      This area is located on the other side of Independence Pass from Aspen, which is only accessible during the summer, or can be reached year-round via Leadville, which is about 20 miles away along Highway 24. From Twin Lakes Village drive approximately 1.5 miles east on Highway 82 and take the exit...
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    • Turquoise Lake, Colorado

      Escape to Turquoise Lake

      5.0
      Turquoise Lake is an 'off the beaten path' gem only 3 hours from the Denver Metro Area. The area surrounding the lake is home to some spacious and tree-shaded campgrounds. If you plan ahead and book early, you'll have your pick of the best spots within close proximity to the lake. The campground ...
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    • Basalt, Colorado

      Ski to Peter Estin Hut

      5.0
      5 mi / 2000 ft gain
      If you have stayed in other 10th Mountain Division Huts, Peter Estin is a quite similar and definitely one of my favorites. I made the trip in the winter because of the awesome skiing/snowboarding just right out side the front door.The trailhead begins at Yeoman Park and there are two routes that...
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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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    • Leadville, Colorado

      Fly Fish Crystal Lake

      Crystal Lake is a beautiful lake (or could it be called a pond?), set in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain’s highest peaks, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, can be found about six miles south of Leadville, CO on the west side of US 24. This lake holds a healthy trout population and is stocked regularly...
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    • Minturn, Colorado

      Backpack the High Alpine Seven Sisters Lake Chain

      12 mi / 1000 ft gain
      This lake chain is in a spectacular, undeveloped bowl of jagged and rugged mountain goodness located in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. This hidden gem is easily accessible and, to my amazement, it is relatively unheard of even among many locals. More wonderful perks included in this backpacking ...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Mt. Belford and Mt. Oxford

      4.5
      10.34 mi / 5856 ft gain
      You'll being your ascent at the Missouri Gulch Trailhead, which is located a few miles up Chaffee County Road 390, at around 9,600 feet. The trail is very clear and very well maintained, but is steeper than most trails (even quite a few of the 14er trails I've done) right from the get-go. Remembe...
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    • Buena Vista, Colorado

      Hike Missouri Mountain

      5.0
      10.5 mi / 4500 ft gain
      Getting there: The trail begins at Missouri Gulch TH. If you are a car camper or are trying to snag a sunrise summit, there are many many drive off sites in trees and near water before and after the trailhead. The road to get to the trailhead is not paved, but is well maintained - a super high cl...
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