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The Best Backpacking in Steamboat Springs

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Top backpacking spots in and near Steamboat Springs

  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Luna Lake Trail Via Swamp Park Trail

    23.69 mi / 3740 ft gain
    Luna Lake Trail Via Swamp Park Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Red Dirt Trail

    12.83 mi / 2687 ft gain
    Red Dirt Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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  • Coalmont, Colorado

    Camp at Dumont Lake, CO

    4.5
    Dumont Lake is 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs, just minutes off of U.S. Highway 40 (Rabbit Ears Pass). As you turn off the highway and drive down the dirt road, you get great views of Rabbit Ears Peak.The campground is made up of 14 sites. Almost all of the sites have a view of the meado...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Backpack to Slide Lake in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

    6.4 mi / 1777 ft gain
    Start at the Rainbow Lake Trailhead 1126 in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness which is 19 miles south west of Walden, Colorado off Country Road 22A.The 6.4 mile out and back to Slide lake starts out at an elevation of 8750 and gives you a total elevation gain of 1777 feet at the end at Slide Lake. You...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Seven Lakes Trail

    10.95 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Seven Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Cowdrey, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall

    21.62 mi / 4183 ft gain
    Devil's Causeway, Lost Lakes, and Chinese Wall is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devil's Causeway, Skinny Fish and Trappers Lake Loop

    29.38 mi / 6709 ft gain
    Devil's Causeway, Skinny Fish and Trappers Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Garfield County, United States

    Hike the Devil's Causeway Loop

    5.0
    10.5 mi / 1550 ft gain
    Crossing the Devil's Causeway is a rite of passage for Colorado hikers. The dramatic exposure will terrify some and exhilarate others, but the loop offers much more than the short rocky expanse that's the draw for most people.The Approach: From the trailhead at Stillwater Reservoir, the East Fork...
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Mosquito Lake and Deer Lake Trail

    14.21 mi / 1929 ft gain
    Mosquito Lake and Deer Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Devils Causeway and Island Lakes Loop

    24.18 mi / 3904 ft gain
    Devils Causeway and Island Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Burns, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Backpacking Lost Lake

    This is an intermediate trip involving leave no trace camping practices, 5.5-6miles of approach with approximately 1500ft of climbing before dropping some 800 feet into the valley that holds West Lost Lake.The draw of the West Lost Lakes area is that it is a relatively easy approach to undisturbe...
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Little Trappers Lake

    3.4 mi / 453 ft gain
    Little Trappers Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Gypsum, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop

    23.1 mi / 3297 ft gain
    Trappers Lake, Wall Lake, and Island Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yampa, Colorado.
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  • Meeker, Colorado

    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake

    8.47 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Anderson Lake and Trapper's Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Burns, Colorado.
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Kelly Lake Trail

    14.79 mi / 2851 ft gain
    Kelly Lake Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Backpack to Kelly Lake In State Forest SP

    13.2 mi / 2624 ft gain
    Round trip will take you along 13.2 beautiful miles of Northern Colorado backcountry. Starting from the trail head which can be found within the entrance of the park (near the horse ring and car camping), you'll head into some beautiful backcountry. Before you reach the woods, a 4x4 trail will be...
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