Backpacking/Camping in Denver, CO

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  1. This hike through the James Peak Wilderness is ten miles of awesome.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    123.9 miles
    Duration
  2. Camping galore along this 13-mile hiking trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    44.4 miles
    Duration
    1 day +
  3. Indian Peaks boasts more than 75,000 acres of wilderness, roughly 50 lakes, 13,000-foot peaks, year-round snow fields, abundant wildflowers and much more.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    38.5 miles
    Duration
  4. This robust camping area is within a short distance of some of the best hiking, climbing, biking, and fishing in the world.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    58.3 miles
    Duration
    One day to a weekend.
  5. This highly accessible State Park offers a wealth of activities, including plenty of back- and front- country camping.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    23.1 miles
    Duration
    One day to a weekend.
  6. With 18 campsites and plenty of hiking in the area, Guanella Pass is a great camping destination with an amazingly scenic drive.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    39.5 miles
    Duration
  7. The trail to Mitchell Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness is a highly scenic route with breathtaking views of towering Colorado peaks.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    40.0 miles
    Duration
    2-3 hours
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