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6 Outstanding Overnight Backpacking Hikes in Colorado

Colorado is a hiker’s paradise, full of hidden overnight treks and magnificent multi-day trails. It’s among the best places in the world to be for stunning hiking trails.

Whether you’re looking for a simple day hike to do with your family or a longer jaunt for you and your pals, you’ll find it here. East to west, north to south, Colorado is covered in scenic hikes, some connecting to larger national trails. Summer is no doubt the most common time to hike, with the most popular trails usually being covered in visitors. But don’t let that deter you from visiting, there are plenty of fantastic trails that are could be yours, and yours alone. Colorado’s a big place after all.

Colorado’s Best Multi-Day Hiking Trails



Thanks to a varied topography and the highest average elevation in the nation, Colorado provides a one-of-a-kind destinations for families and hikers from all over. You can stand on the Earth as high 14,400 if you’re atop Mount Elbert, our highest 14er. Or walk around at 3,315 feet if you’re probably not wading in the Arikaree River in Yuma County. We have ancient Anasazi ruins to explore, deep natural alpine lakes, forest teaming with wildlife, historic dinosaur and tree fossils. It’s an interesting place that keep’s you on your toes.

Easy day hikes in Denver and seemingly anywhere here are as easy to find as walking out your front door. Keep in mind too that nearly every single campsite I can think of has a hiking trail by it, so overnight hiking is also not too complicated. However, you must treat it with the utmost respect.

Backcountry Hiking Tips: Any time you’re heading out into the backcountry, you must be properly prepared with survival supplies and mountaineering training. Bring all the necessities you think you could possibly need, such as a first aid kit, clothing layers, whistle, food, water, purifier, fire starter, shelter, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug spray, cell phone, GPS, compass, map, knowledge of how to read a map and use a compass. Know your plan, is it a one-way or round trip, will you need 2 cars? And most importantly, ALWAYS TELL SOMEONE WHERE YOU’RE GOING, and hopefully you have a friend joining you in your quest.

  • Start out early each day, afternoon storms are common.
  • If you are injured and solo, it’s best to stay on the trail and wait.
  • Cell phone coverage is spotty at best.
  • Be in a good shape.
  • Trekking poles can help tired knees.
  • Purchase a CO Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card, CORSAR, if you don’t have a hunting or fishing license. It’s only $3 for a year or $12 for 5 years.

Backpacking is a worldwide passion, with people from all walks of life enjoying wonderful nights under the stars, coupled with early morning departures. Everywhere from the Swiss Alps to South America, you’ll find outstanding multi-day hikes. Oftentimes it’s beneficial to take a backpacking group tour and Colorado offers its fair share of choices for guided overnight hikes.

Here’s a look at the lesser strolled, multi-day hikes for your overnight pleasure. These are among the top multi-day hiking trails in Colorado:

Colorado Trail


The Colorado Trail.

Day hikers will be able to access 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, each with check-in points. This state wide trail runs from Metro Denver’s Waterton Canyon to Durango. Elevations and difficulties of the sections vary. Backpackers too will have a splendid time hiking any bit of the 486 miles.

Allow yourself 4 to 6 weeks if you’re actually looking to conquer this life-changing hike. The average elevation is 10,300 feet to give you an idea. Optimal time to go is summer, late June to early September, and you should be relatively snow free. You’ll still see the white fluffy stuff on the mountain peaks. It’s also possible to choose any in-between segment for a two day or longer jaunt. It’s best to take a couple cars so you can park at the finish, just don’t forget your keys.

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