Backpacking/Camping in Durango, CO
About Durango Backpacking/Camping
RootsRated explores the best camping and backpacking in Durango. From car camping to multi-day backpack adventures, let our experts help you find the perfect trails. Our destinations are chosen by outdoors experts who live and play in Durango, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
The Colorado Trail is one of America's epic thru-hike adventures. 486 miles from Denver to Durango, it can be hiked in segments or in one grand adventure -- the choice is yours!
A perfect spot for an overnight or full weekend of camping fun offering endless photo-opps and lots of places to explore from the campsite.
In 2013, Richard Forbes biked the entire 486-mile Colorado Trail. Here, he provides a tell-all guide on how to do it right.
Tucked into a hidden valley below the crest of the La Garita Mountains, Wheeler Geologic Area is an enchanting city of volcanic rocks that surprisingly sees only fifteen visitors per day. Here's why you should visit.
Located within the San Juan National Forest, the Weminuche Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in Colorado. Here, we'd like to offer an ocular tour of its wild majesty.
The epic, grueling, inspirational tale of how one young woman hiked over 8,000 miles to complete the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking.
For architecture and adventure at Mesa Verde National Park, forgo the car in favor of a bike, or explore the park's many excellent trails.
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