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The Best Camping in Ridgway

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Top camping spots in and near Ridgway

  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ridgway Reservoir

    7.09 mi / 932 ft gain
    Ridgway Reservoir is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ridgway, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Owl Creek Pass Road

    18.6 mi / 3360 ft gain
    Owl Creek Pass Road OHV Route is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Ridgway, 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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  • 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

    Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail

    7.86 mi / 2523 ft gain
    Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake City, 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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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Sneffels Highline Trail

    12.32 mi / 4432 ft gain
    Sneffels Highline Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Telluride, Colorado.
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Bear Creek, Wasatch, and Bridal Veil Trails Loop

    15.12 mi / 4390 ft gain
    Bear Creek, Wasatch, and Bridal Veil Trails Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Telluride, 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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  • Silverton, Colorado

    Drive to California Pass

    California Pass’s summit is a jaw dropping 12,960 feet above sea level. A long way from the valley floor, California Gulch, but, as drivers start their trek, the valley floor starts to shrink and gives way to steep climbs and switchbacks. Off road vehicles are needed to reach the top, and drivers...
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  • Silverton, Colorado

    Explore Hurricane Pass and Lake Como

    Spending much of the trek above tree line, Hurricane Pass is situated at 12,730 feet above sea level and offers up views of Poughkeepsie Gulch (a more extreme off-road trail) and sapphire blue mountain lakes, such as Lake Como. One of the most beautiful roads in the lower 48 states, Hurricane Pas...
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  • Silverton, Colorado

    Explore Animas Forks

    0.25 mi / 40 ft gain
    The ghost town of Animas Forks, CO is located in the San Juan Mountains at an elevation of 11,200 feet. There are several original buildings remaining. The best way to explore the region is by Jeep or other high-clearance 4×4. The cabins began being built by prospectors in 1873. Three rivers meet...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Camp at Alta Lakes

    4.7
    Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website.From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. A few miles before you reach the turnoff for Ophir, there's a brown forest service sign for Alta Lakes o...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Alta to Sunshine Trail

    7.42 mi / 1808 ft gain
    Alta to Sunshine Trail is an out-and-back trail located near Telluride, Colorado.
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  • 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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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Swamp Canyon Trail

    4.73 mi / 2028 ft gain
    Swamp Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ophir, Colorado.
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