Backpacking/Camping in Boulder, CO
About Boulder Backpacking/Camping
Located just outside of Boulder, the mountains and forests of the Indian Peaks are perfect for backcountry adventures. Established campgrounds at Brainard Lake, Camp Dick and Peaceful Valley are excellent for car camping and also work well as base camps for bigger adventures. For backpackers, destinations such as Pawnee Pass, Bob and Betty Lakes, Elk Tooth and Heart Lake are all wonderful backcountry outings. Backcountry adventures begin from several trailheads: Hessie, 4th of July, St. Vrain and Blue Lake are a few of the best starting points.
The East Inlet Trail is a portal to wonderful lakes, high peaks, swift rivers and the start of a beautiful traverse of Rocky Mountain National Park. The backpacking and backcountry camping here is divine.
Blue Lake is set in the peaceful confines of the Indian Peaks. Access is easy to this beautiful alpine amphitheater.
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