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Granby Region Backpacking Trips/Trails Index

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Backpacking Trips/Trails List

TIP: To find the trails below on the map above: (1) remember the trail name below; (2) click the "list" icon in the upper left corner of the map above; (3) an alphabetized list of markers with trail names will appear; (4) click the trail you want in that list; and (5) its marker will be expanded on the map.

Trip/Trail Name / Link to Description 1-Way (mi) Rise (ft) Difficulty
Arapaho Pass Trail #6. USFS webpage. USFS Monarch Lake Trailhead webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Arapaho Creek Trail #6" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
9.3 +3,546  
Baker Gulch / Pass Trail #29. NPS trails descriptions (under "Bowen/Baker TH"). NPS park map.
See description "Baker Gulch Trail 29 to Baker Pass Trail" under "Never Summer Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
5.75 +2,389 Moderate
Bill Creek Trail #28. No information available.      
Bill Miller Trail #53. USFS trailhead webpage.      
Blue Lake Trail #132. (Also known as #116.) No information available.      
Blue Ridge Trail #20. USFS North Supply Trailhead webpage.      
Bottle Pass / Peak Trails #16 / #16.1. USFS webpage. summitpost.org webpage. 2.1 +1,800  
Bowen & Baker Gulches Loop Trip.
See loop route description: ORIC trip map/description sheet (D). Route uses the following three trails: Baker Gulch Trail #29 (NPS trail descriptions under "Bowen/Baker TH"); Parika Lake Trail #29.2 (USFS webpage); Bowen Gulch / Pass Trail #119.
ORIC FAVORITE
15.06 loop +3,777 Moderate to Strenuous
Bowen Gulch / Pass Trail #119. Part of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
See description "Bowen Gulch Trail 119 to Bowen Lake" under "Never Summer Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
7.8 + approach +2,536 Moderate
Bowen Lake Trail #130 and Loop Trip. (Also known as #118.)
See loop route description: ORIC trip map/description sheet (HH). Route uses the following four trails: Blue Ridge Trail #20; Continental Divide National Scenic Trail; Bowen Lake Trail #130; Bowen Pass Trail #119.
ORIC FAVORITE
13.05 loop + appraoch +3,777 Moderate to Strenuous
Buchanan Pass Trail #910. (Also known as #2.) USFS webpage. USFS Monarch Lake Trailhead. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage. 5.9 + approach    
Buffalo Creek / Park Trail #51. USFS trailhead webpage.      
Byers Peak Trail #12. USFS webpage. USFS trailhead webpage. USFS Byers Peak Wilderness webpage.
See description "Byers Peak Trail 12" under "Winter Park -- Fraser Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
4.3 +2,024  
Caribou Pass Trail #11. USFS webpage. USFS Junco Lake Trailhead webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Caribou Pass Trail 11 to Caribou Pass" under "Winter Park -- Fraser Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Caribou Pass Trail #11 & Columbine Lake Trail" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
4.4 +1,826
Caribou Trail #9.5. No information available.      
Cascade Creek Trail #1. Becomes Pawnee Pass Trail #907. USFS webpage. USFS Monarch Lake Trailhead. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Monarch Lake to Gourd Lake" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Boulder County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "Cascade Creek Trail #1" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
10.5 +4,195  
Columbine Lake Trail #11.1. USFS webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Caribou Pass Trail #11 & Columbine Lake Trail" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
1.3 + approach +980  
Corona Trail #7 to Devil's Thumb Park Trailhead. (Also known as #8 or as Upper High Lonesome.) Section of Continental Divide Trail.
See description "Corona Trail #7" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
6.4 -2010  
Crater Lake Trail #1.1. (#1 on USFS map.) USFS webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Crater Lake Trail #1.1" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
1.1 + approach +200  
Doe Creek Trail #9.3 / Trail System. USFS trailhead webpage.
Drowsy Water Trail #37. No information available.      
East Inlet Trail. Destinations: Adams Falls, Lone Pine Lake, Lake Verna, Spirit Lake. NPS trails descriptions (under "East Inlet Trailhead"). NPS park map. NPS trails brochure/map NPS Ski Touring and Snowshoeing Trails in the Kawuneeche Valley brochure.
See chapter "Adams Falls -- Trail 32" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
See chapter "15. Lake Verna" in Altitude Publishing book The Best Hikes of Colorado.
See chapter "82 East Inlet Trail Waterfalls" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See description "East Inlet Trails" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description 8 "East Inlet Trail / Lake Verna" on Mountain Jay's map Western Rocky Mountain National Park.
Adams F.: 0.3
Lone Pine: 5.5
L. Verna: 6.9
Spirit L.: 7.75
+1,809 Adams F.: Easy
Lone Pine: Moderate
L. Verna: Strenuous
Spirit L.: Strenuous
East Shore Trail. NPS trails descriptions (under "East Shore"). USFS trailhead webpage. NPS park map. 5.2 +1,699 Easy
Elk Mountain Trail #27. USFS trailhead webpage. 7.1 +1,430
Gourd Lake Trail #2. (Also known as #2.1.) USFS webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "Monarch Lake to Gourd Lake" under "Non-Mechanized Trails" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Boulder County Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map
2.7 + approach +1,280
Grimes Peak Trail #58. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 8.0 + approach +120 Moderate
Hay Park Trail #60. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 4.0 + approach    
Haystack Creek Trail #55. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 5.8
High Lonesome Trail #7 / #7.2. Section of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.  USFS webpage. USFS Monarch Lake Trailhead. USFS Junco Lake Trailhead webpage. USFS Devils Thumb Trailhead webpage. USFS Rollins Pass Trailhead. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage.
See description "High Lonesome Trail 7 -- Meadow Creek Road CR 84 to Devil's Thumb Pass" under "Winter Park -- Fraser Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
See description "High Lonesome Trail #7" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
See description "Corona Trail # 7 (Upper High Lonesome)" under "South Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
8.3 +1,620  
Knight Ridge Trail #102. (Distance includes continuation to Grand Lake on other trails.) USFS Roaring Fork Trailhead webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage. Wildernet webpage. 12.0 +40 Easy
Lake Nanita Trail. ProTrails webpage. 2.8 + approach    
Lake Nokoni via North Inlet Trail. (Distance includes approach leg from trailhead.) NPS trails descriptions (under "North Inlet TH"). NPS park map.
See description "North Inlet Trails" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
9.9 +2,240 Strenuous
Lost Lake Trail #30 to Wolverine Trail #129 to Gilsonite Trail  #118 / #118.3 Loop. Lost Lake Trail is also known as Wolverine Bypass Trail. USFS trailhead webpage.
See description "Lost Lake Trail to Wolverine Trail 129 to Gilsonite Trail Loop" under "Granby Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
7.4 loop +1,480  
Lower Gilsonite Trail #115 to Gilsonite Trail #118 to Lost Lake Trail #30.
See description "Lower Gilsonite Trail 115 to Gilsonite Trail 118.2 to Lost Lake Trail" under "Granby Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
6.7 +1,060  
McQueary Ridge Trail #38. No information available.      
Mount Nystrom Trail #13. Longs to Pikes: High Routes of the Coloado Front Range webpage USFS Vasquez Peak Wilderness webpage.
See description "Mt. Nystrom Trail 13" under "Winter Park -- Fraser Area" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
16.0 + approach +1,350 Easy to Moderate
Never Summer Trail #1141. Although a little of this trail is in this region and can be reached from this region, most of it is in the North Park Region and is described there.      
North Inlet Trail to Flattop Mountain Trail. Section of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Destinations: Summerland Park, Cascade Falls. NPS webpage. NPS trails descriptions (under "North Inlet TH"). NPS trails brochure/map. NPS park map.
See chapter "83 North Inlet Trail Waterfalls" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado.
See description "7 Cascade Falls" on Mountain Jay's map Western Rocky Mountain National Park.
See description "North Inlet Trails" under "North Map Trails" on Sky Terrain's map Southern Rocky Mountain National Park / Indian Peaks Wilderness.
11.5
Outlet Trail #139. No information available.      
Paradise Creek Trail #54 / #54.1. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 2.5 + approach -120 Easy
Parika Lake Trail #29.2. (Also known as #29.1.) USFS webpage.
See description "Parika Lake via Baker Gulch Trail" under "Never Summer Wilderness" on Latitude 40 Degrees' Front Range Colorado Trails Recreation Topo Map.
2.4 + approach +1,560 Moderate
Parkview Mountain Trail #200. Part of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, west from Willow Creek Pass. USFS Willow Creek Pass Trail Access webpage.
See section "K Parkview Mountain" in Falcon Guides book Hiking Colorado.
4.6 +2,676  
Roaring Fork Trail #3. USFS webpage. USFS Roaring Fork Trailhead webpage. USFS Indian Peaks Wilderness webpage. 6.0 +2,343  
Rogers Pass Trail #93. USFS webpage. USFS trailhead webpage. 2.0 +666 Moderate
Saint Louis Divide Trail #17. USFS Byers Peak Wilderness webpage. 9.7 + approach    
Saint Louis Lake Trail #14. Side trip to Saint Louis Pass on trail #14.1. USFS trailhead webpage. TheDenverChannel.com webpage. 6.9    
Sarvis Creek Trail #1105. (Also known as Service or Sarvice Creek Trail.) USFS webpage.
See chapter "42. Sarvis (Service, Sarvice) Creek Trail -- 1105 Peak" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
12.2 +2,405  
Shadow Mountain Dam Trail System. USFS trailhead webpage.
See chapter "Shadow Mountain Lake to Columbine Bay -- Trail 30" in Johnson Books' Rocky Mountain National Park Dayhiker's Guide.
     
Silver Creek Trail #1106. USFS webpage.
See chapter "43. Silver Creek Trail -- 1106" in Aspen Tree Press book Hiking the 'Boat II.
10.7 +1,895 Strenuous
Strawberry Bench Trail #9. SKY-HI News webpage. 3.81 + approach    
Strawberry Creek Trail #9.1 / #9.2. No information available.      
Tonahutu Creek Trail from Tonahutu Trailhead to Flattop Mountain Trail. Section of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. NPS trails descriptions. NPS trails brochure/mapNPS park map. 13.0 +4,328 Easy to Moderate
Trail #131. No information available.      
Trail Creek Trail #199 / South Trail Creek Trail #199.1. USFS trailhead webpage.      
Troublesome Creek Middle Fork Trail #57. Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 5.7 + approach    
Troublesome Creek Trail #56.1. (Also known as #56.)  Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 13.5 + approach +980 Moderate
Troublesome Cutoff Trail #52.1. (Also known as #52.) Mountain Travel Guide webpage. 1.1 + approach -480 Easy
Vasquez Pass Trail #101. USFS Vasquez Peak Wilderness webpage.      
Watanga Lake Trail #3.1. CO-Runner webpage. 1.5 + approach
Wheatley Creek Trail #91.1. (Also known as #91.) USFS trailhead webpage. 7.9 -600 Moderate
Willow Creek Pass Trail #110. (Also known as #1140.) Part of Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, east from Willow Creek Pass. USFS trail access webpage.
Wolverine Trail #129. USFS webpage. 5.2 + approach +1,000  

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