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Backpack to Kelly Lake In State Forest SP

Walden, Colorado

13.2 mi / 2624 ft gain

Kelly Lake Trail

Walden, Colorado

14.79 mi / 2851 ft gain

Backpack to Slide Lake in Mt. Zirkel Wilderness

Walden, Colorado

6.4 mi / 1777 ft gain

McIntyre Trail

Larimer County, Colorado

18.88 mi / 2894 ft gain

Camp out at Dancing Moose Yurt

Walden, Colorado

Ruby Jewel Road

Walden, Colorado

6.2 mi / 1745 ft gain

Kelly Lake via Hidden Valley Trail

Walden, Colorado

11.08 mi / 3094 ft gain

Snowshoe or Ski to Lower Montgomery Pass Yurt

Walden, Colorado

5.6 mi / 853 ft gain

Rawah Trail

Larimer County, Colorado

26.1 mi / 5351 ft gain

Places to stay

Coalmont, Colorado

Teal Lake Group Campsite

Coalmont, Colorado

Grizzly Creek Guard Station

Larimer County, Colorado

Stub Creek Cabin

Walden, Colorado

Big Creek Lakes Campground

Bellvue, Colorado

Chambers Lake

Clark, Colorado

Seedhouse Guard Station

Guides and stories

7 Backpacking Trips in Rocky Mountain NP for Your Summer Bucket List

The Outbound Collective

10 Awesome Hikes on the East Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Michael Fricke

Rocky Mountain National Park's 15 Best Hikes

The Outbound Collective

Rocky Mountain National Park's Subtler Side

Adrien Patané

The Three Types of Rocky Mountain National Park Hikers

Lysianne Peacock

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