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The Best Backpacking in Walden

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Top backpacking spots in and near Walden

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    McIntyre Trail

    18.88 mi / 2894 ft gain
    McIntyre Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Walden, Colorado.
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Kelly Lake via Hidden Valley Trail

    11.08 mi / 3094 ft gain
    Kelly Lake via Hidden Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Walden, Colorado.
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Snowshoe or Ski to Lower Montgomery Pass Yurt

    5.6 mi / 853 ft gain
    The Lower Montgomery Pass Yurt is a part of the Never Summer Nordic yurt system and can be reserved through their website here. In the summer it can be accessed via a 4WD road but in the winter the road closes and you can either ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile the 2.8 miles to the yurt. The trek beg...
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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Rawah Trail

    26.1 mi / 5351 ft gain
    Rawah Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
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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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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    West Branch to North Forks Trail and Twin Crater Lakes

    12.66 mi / 2638 ft gain
    West Branch to North Forks Trail and Twin Crater Lakes is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Walden, Colorado.
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    West Branch Trail to Island Lake/Carey Lake

    12.78 mi / 2608 ft gain
    West Branch Trail to Island Lake/Carey Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Camp Lakes, Rawah Lakes, and Twin Crater Lakes Loop Trail

    23.33 mi / 4045 ft gain
    Camp Lakes, Rawah Lakes, and Twin Crater Lakes Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Overnight at Nokhu Hut

    5.0
    3 mi / 540 ft gain
    The Nokhu Hut is part of the Never Summer Nordic Hut system, and makes for the perfect beginner Hut trip. The Hut has a stocked kitchen, wood shed, and small wood burning stove that keeps the tiny hut toasty warm.From the Hut, it is a short, easy hike to Lake Agnes - the trail often stays snowy u...
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  • Walden, Colorado

    Cross-Country Ski to American Lakes

    4.0
    12 mi / 800 ft gain
    WARNING! AVALANCHE DANGER!Make sure you have avalanche safety knowledge and equipment. This route enters avalanche terrain.If you are looking for one of the ultimate cross-country ski treks along the northern Front Range, look no further. This trip takes you to the American Lakes at the base of t...
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Winter camp at Zimmerman Lake

    2.7 mi / 518 ft gain
    This is a fairly popular snowshoeing and cross country skiing trail in the winter and offers a variety of additional trail options from the lake. Starting at the parking lot, the trailhead is easily accessed and begins the very gradual assent to Lake Zimmerman. Once at the lake, there are beautif...
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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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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Grand Ditch to Thunder Pass Trail

    10.65 mi / 1837 ft gain
    Grand Ditch to Thunder Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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