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The Best Backpacking in Powderhorn

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Top backpacking spots in and near Powderhorn

  • Powderhorn, Colorado

    Big Blue Trail

    22.37 mi / 3586 ft gain
    Big Blue Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Powderhorn, Colorado

    Powderhorn Lakes

    9.88 mi / 1736 ft gain
    Powderhorn Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Creede, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Alpine Trail to Big Blue Campground

    14.15 mi / 3878 ft gain
    Alpine Trail to Big Blue Campground is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Cimarron, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Backpack to Wetterhorn Basin

    13 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This trip is for the lover of solitude and the appreciator of the unscathed backcountry. Wetterhorn Basin is in the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountain range in Southwestern Colorado.With a 4WD high clearance vehicle start at the West Cimarron Trailhead at 10,750 feet (38.1117N -107.5533W),...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 22

    16.9 mi / 3757 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 22 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road

    7.8 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Handies Peak from Cinnamon Pass Road is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Colorado Trail: Segment 21

    14.44 mi / 3009 ft gain
    Colorado Trail: Segment 21 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Creede, Colorado.
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Backpack to Dragon's Back via Horsethief Trail

    5.0
    16 mi / 3520 ft gain
    The Uncompahgre Wilderness stretches out through the mountains and forests of southwestern Colorado, with worn trails lingering beside abandoned 19th-century mines and crossing old alpine sheep pastures. Dragon's Back is the unofficial name for Point 12,968', a small but beautiful summit at the b...
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Mill-Castle Trail

    25.95 mi / 6657 ft gain
    Mill-Castle Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gunnison, Colorado.
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  • Creede, Colorado

    Colorado Trail : Segment 20

    12.08 mi / 2740 ft gain
    Colorado Trail : Segment 20 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Creede, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Mill Castle Trail to Lowline Trail Loop

    22.92 mi / 5436 ft gain
    Mill Castle Trail to Lowline Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Almont, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Warner Route

    4.33 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Warner Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Running to Grizzly Bear Mine

    Bear Creek Trail, which leads to Grizzly Mine, is located just 2 miles outside of Ouray, Colorado on Highway 550 immediately following the first tunnel. There's two parking lots, a large one and a small one, the trail leads from the small parking lot over the tunnel and highway. There are no bath...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Blue Lakes Trail

    5.0
    8.81 mi / 2635 ft gain
    Your adventure begins at the Blue Lakes Trailhead, elevation 9400’, in Uncompahgre National Forest. Take CO-62 from Ridgway toward Telluride, turn left onto Ouray County Road 7, and follow it into the national forest to the end of the road. Just past the trailhead, the trail splits; be sure to ...
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Swampy to Beckwith Pass to Lost Lake Slough

    11.41 mi / 2096 ft gain
    Swampy to Beckwith Pass to Lost Lake Slough is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Somerset, Colorado.
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  • Silverton, Colorado

    Colorado Trail: Segment 24

    21.63 mi / 3533 ft gain
    Colorado Trail: Segment 24 is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Silverton, Colorado.
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