Camping and backpacking adventures are less than an hour from Denver -- a great balance for those who love the vibe of the city but need to get out and soak in the beauty of the Milky Way from time to time. The Front Range offers great car camping and backcountry destinations. Car Camping can be found as close as Golden (White Ranch) while a little over an hour from Denver brings you to the Gore Range Trail in Frisco, where you can backpack all the way to Vail. Getting away for a weekend adventure is easy, especially with great mountain areas like Grays and Torreys Peaks and Continental Divide Trail not far from the city. Boulder's Indian Peaks are also about an hour away and Rocky Mountain National Park is 90 minutes from Denver on a good traffic day -- so there are lots of great options when you are ready to escape civilization for a while!