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The Best Backpacking in Silver Plume

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Silver Plume

  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    ATV Leavenworth Creek Road (Guanella Pass)

    16.6 mi / 3655 ft gain
    September is famous in Colorado for clear, deep blue skies,sublimely perfect temperatures, and gold-digging – of the leaf variety, thatis. On September 9, wildflower season was recently past and the best of theleaves were yet to come, but it was the perfect, clear and sunny day to checkout the hi...
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  • Silver Plume, Colorado

    Grays and Torrey's Peak

    8.05 mi / 3448 ft gain
    Grays and Torrey's Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Silver Plume, Colorado

    Grays and Torreys Peaks

    4.3
    7.97 mi / 3458 ft gain
    At about an hour's drive from Denver, Grays Peak (14,270 ft./4338m) and its sister mountain, Torreys Peak (14,267 ft./4337m), are two of the most popular 14ers in the state. Because of this, a wealth of information is available on the internet. Rather than go into all the details of the technical...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Hike the Silver Dollar Lake Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 1060 ft gain
    Guanella Pass, which connects the charming and historic town of Georgetown in the north to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Grant to the south, is a recreational outdoorsman’s dream. Volumes could be written on what this 22-mile scenic byway has to offer.Silver Dollar Lake Trail is just one tiny port...
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  • Silver Plume, Colorado

    Bard Creek Trail

    14.27 mi / 2582 ft gain
    Bard Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Georgetown, Colorado.
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  • Silver Plume, Colorado

    Watrous Gulch Trail

    5.64 mi / 2188 ft gain
    Watrous Gulch Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silver Plume, Colorado.
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  • Silver Plume, Colorado

    Mount Parnassus via Watrous Gulch

    6.58 mi / 3238 ft gain
    Mount Parnassus via Watrous Gulch is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Silver Plume, Colorado.
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Wildflowers, Lakes, and Peaks, Oh My!

    5.0
    Herman Gulch is one of those special places that makes you fall in love with Colorado all over again. This spectacular wildflower hike that ends at an alpine lake will have your head swiveling from start to finish. Wildflower season is July and August, with peak season being mid-to-late July. Ple...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Echo Lake to Summit Lake

    11.1 mi / 3419 ft gain
    Echo Lake to Summit Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Georgetown, Colorado.
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Hike to Lower and Upper Chicago Lake

    4.5
    9.22 mi / 2270 ft gain
    From the parking lot, stay to the right of Echo Lake and you will run into the Chicago Lakes Trailhead. Follow the switchbacks down and across Chicago Creek. After crossing the creek, follow the sign indicating that the trail follows the dirt road and hang a left; from here, you'll reach the Idah...
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  • Dillon, Colorado

    Abyss Lake via Guanella Pass & Rosalie Trail

    17.11 mi / 3028 ft gain
    Abyss Lake via Guanella Pass & Rosalie Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek

    15.87 mi / 4859 ft gain
    Mount Evans West Ridge via Chicago Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Parry Peak and Mount Bancroft

    13.97 mi / 5105 ft gain
    Parry Peak and Mount Bancroft is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Empire, Colorado.
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  • Evergreen, Colorado

    Hike the Resthouse/Lincoln Lake Trail

    4.5
    While the Mt. Evans Wilderness never has a shortage of visitors, thanks to its proximity to Denver, it is possible to find a more private hike if you know where to look. Lincoln Lake Trail, accessible from Echo Lake year-round, is not as glamorous as its sister trail, Chicago Lakes, but is a wond...
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  • Parshall, Colorado

    Ski or Snowshoe Jones Pass

    4.0
    6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    Its sister trail, Butler Gulch, is an all-time favorite hike (both summer and winter), and since they share a trailhead, I knew Jones Pass would be special as well.Jones Pass is not the type of trail I normally take, since it is actually a 4x4 road that is used for Jeeping in the summer and snowm...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Explore 'The Hidden Gems' of Loch Lomond

    4.6 mi / 950 ft gain
    Getting There From Denver, go W on I-70 and take exit 238 for Fall River Rd. Continue on this road before taking a left on Alice Rd. Continue on Alice Rd. until you see the right hand turn for Steuart Rd. This is where you park. Do not attempt this road in a AWD or 2WD you definitely need a good ...
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