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The Best Backpacking in Ward

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Top backpacking spots in and near Ward

  • Ward, Colorado

    Winter Camp at Lefthand Reservoir

    3 mi / 250 ft gain
    The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is a winter adventurers playground with numerous snowshoe and cross country ski options to be explored. This area is popular as it offers dramatic mountain peaks, a trail for everyone (no motorized vehicles off of pavement), and close proximity to the Denver and ...
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  • Ward, Colorado

    South Saint Vrain Figure 8 Loop

    16.18 mi / 2415 ft gain
    South Saint Vrain Figure 8 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ward, Colorado.
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Beaver Reservoir to Monarch Lake Via Sawtooth Mountain

    16.56 mi / 3107 ft gain
    Beaver Reservoir to Monarch Lake Via Sawtooth Mountain is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Ward, Colorado.
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Camp Dick to Beaver Reservoir via Cutoff Trail

    2.57 mi / 535 ft gain
    Camp Dick to Beaver Reservoir via Cutoff Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ward, Colorado.
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Hike Pawnee & Buchanan Pass Loop

    5.0
    26 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Before you start your trip, get a camping permit from the Boulder Ranger Station. Plan to spend your first night in the Crater Lake BZ (Backcountry Zone), and your second in Buchanan BZ. If you're feeling particularly sedate, you can easily spend a third night in Coney Creek.Start early in the mo...
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Pawnee Peak

    9.95 mi / 2490 ft gain
    Pawnee Peak is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ward, Colorado.
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Jean Lunning Trail and Pawnee Pass Loop

    2.72 mi / 148 ft gain
    Jean Lunning Trail and Pawnee Pass Loop is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail

    13.56 mi / 1736 ft gain
    Red Deer Lake via Red Deer Lake and Buchanan Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Lyons, Colorado.
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  • Ward, Colorado

    Hike the Ceran St. Vrain Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 1207 ft gain
    The Ceran St. Vrain trail north of Jamestown offers the hiker a nice respite from the summer sun as this path runs through dense pine forests. The trail follows the South St. Vrain Creek for most of the way and follows moderate grades throughout. There is no official end to the trail, only that i...
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    South Arapaho Peak via Arapaho Glacier Trail

    13.2 mi / 3547 ft gain
    South Arapaho Peak via Arapaho Glacier Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Backpack to Red Deer Lake, CO

    4.0
    6.4 mi / 1900 ft gain
    This is an excellent place to take your family backpacking. It is a fairly easy trail and definitely a great one for kids. Take in the beautiful scenery while hiking through meadows, aspen and pine with incredible mountain views in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. 6.4 miles to Red Deer Lake with an e...
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Diamond Lake Trail

    5.39 mi / 1194 ft gain
    Diamond Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Backpack to Caribou Lake

    4.0
    8.2 mi
    This is one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done in Colorado. It is a great trip for photographers, fisherman or anyone who enjoys mountain views, forests filled with wildlife and peaceful meadows. Distances: Arapaho Pass: 3.2 miles, Caribou Lake: 4.2 miles, Caribou Pass: 6.4 miles, Meado...
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Caribou Lake via Arapaho Pass Trail

    9.02 mi / 2474 ft gain
    Caribou Lake via Arapaho Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Nederland, Colorado

    Upper Diamond Lake

    8.12 mi / 2037 ft gain
    Upper Diamond Lake is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Nederland, Colorado.
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Finch Lake via Allenspark Trail

    7.29 mi / 1430 ft gain
    Finch Lake via Allenspark Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Allenspark, Colorado.
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