Backpacking/Camping in Colorado Springs, CO

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  1. The Denny Creek Trail offers majestic views of the Collegiate Peaks. The trail ends at Lake Hartenstein, where a few isolated campsites render the idyllic camping environment.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    84.8 miles
    Duration
    It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Lake Hartenstein at a leisurely pace, including breaks for spectacular views and lunch.
  2. A standout in the Colorado state parks system, Mueller offers spacious campsites to suit a variety of camping needs - some have electrical hookups, and others are strictly walk-in.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    21.4 miles
    Duration
    One day or more
  3. Aside from the Colorado Trail, this is the longest trail in the Pike National Forest, coming in at 38-miles one-way. If done in full, it can be an excellent weekend backpacking trip, but there are also lots of access points to tailor a shorter, more custom-made hike.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    54.6 miles
    Duration
    1-3 Days
  4. Eleven Mile State Park has a little bit of everything: a massive reservoir with great fishing and paddling, wide-open spaces for camping, and granite domes in the nearby canyon for climbing.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.6 miles
    Duration
    One day or more
  5. Just off the winding Tarry all Road northwest of Colorado Springs, Spruce Grove borders the Lost Creek Wilderness, with campsites tucked in between outcroppings of the signature Pikes Peak granite knobs and slabs.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.0 miles
    Duration
    One day or more
  6. Lost Creek Wilderness features 130-miles of trails and TONS of outdoor recreation opportunities.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.2 miles
    Duration
    One day or more
  7. A local's favorite with creekside sites or secluded primitive spots in the backcountry.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    19.4 miles
    Duration
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