The mountains in Colorado can be quite an adventure. Backpacking allows you to take off into the wilderness and enjoy the peace and beauty of our pristine nature. Backpacking can also be dangerous. You must take care when backpacking in Colorado. The problem is not just getting lost or rock slides but also the possibility of lightning strikes. Take care when hiking the trails in our state. Preparation is a must. And due to the dry climate of our state, don’t forget to bring along plenty of fluids. It might be a good idea to use a guide if you are unfamiliar with the Rocky Mountains.
We are famous for the Colorado Trail which was finished in 1987 and spans almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango. This trek averages about 10,000 ft in elevation. There are many segments to the trail and maps are available.
Here is a short list of backpacking trips:
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides – Rocky Mountain National Park
backpacking trips as well as shorter hiking trips
San Juan Mountain Guides – Durango – southwest San Juan mountain range
Colorado Mountain Expeditions – guided hikes along the Colorado Trail (Denver to Durango)