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The Best Camping in Silver Plume

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Top camping spots in and near Silver Plume

  • 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

    Torrey's Peak via Kelso Ridge

    5.0
    5.79 mi / 2982 ft gain
    The start of this route up the Kelso Ridge is the same as doing the standard route of Gray's and Torrey's peaks. From the trailhead cross the large metal bridge and continue on the great trail as it slowly climbs away from the parking lot and trailhead. This first section is not steep, but prov...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Camp at Guanella Pass

    4.5
    This is a beautiful campground that serves as a great basecamp for many different outdoor activities in the Front Range. Whether you are looking for a casual day fishing or trying to knock one of the nearby 14ers off of your bucket list, this is an excellent place to begin. There are also abandon...
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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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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Cascade Creek OHV Route

    12.27 mi / 2828 ft gain
    Cascade Creek OHV Route is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Idaho Springs, Colorado.
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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

    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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  • 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

    Explore Echo Lake Park

    4.0
    1.2 mi / 88 ft gain
    Located at the base of Mt. Evans Road, Echo Lake sits next to Squaw Pass Road, providing a great jumping-off point for numerous adventures. The park serves as a trailhead for hiking or snowshoeing into the Mount Evans Wilderness, offers picnic areas, and includes a nearby campground with 17 site...
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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

    Bierstadt, Evans, and The Sawtooth Loop

    4.5
    9.76 mi / 3438 ft gain
    Starting from the oddly poorly marked Guanella Pass Trailhead (Google maps directions to Guanella Campground and then drive about two miles past it to the south), the trail heads southeast toward Bierstadt, and much of your route to the first summit is visible from the parking lot. The trail to ...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Watch the Sunrise at Guanella Pass

    5.0
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    From Denver, take i70 to Georgetown and simply follow the signs through town to the top. This pass can also be accessed from the south via US Highway 285 at the town of Grant. Guanella Pass is closed in the winter, typically from about the last week in November through the last week of May. Watch...
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  • Empire, Colorado

    Hassell Lake

    3.19 mi / 778 ft gain
    Hassell Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Crested Butte, 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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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Camp at Chinns Lake

    Take the road as if you are going to St. Mary's Glacier, but you will take a left off the road (next to a very nice house) before the road makes a sharp right turn to go up hill. The road is a smooth dirt road for about a mile, but gets very rocky after that and you will need a good off road vehi...
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