Find yourself in the shadow of mountain peaks, as you ford a gentle stream and hike away from the distractions of the world on a Colorado backpacking excursion. Colorado’s national forests, state parks wilderness areas and other public lands are ideal respites from the distractions of modern life.

Backpacking at Trout Lake near Telluride
Piney Lake in Eagles Nest Wilderness near Silverthorne
Backpacking in the Maroon Bells Wilderness near Aspen

For a first-time backpacking trip or to have the ability to leave many of the details to someone else, sign up for a trip with one of Colorado’s many backcounty outfitters — they’ll handle everything from equipment rentals to routes.

Featured Destinations

Visit Colorado Springs

Exquisite natural landscapes, rich Western history and impressive cultural offerings are just a few things that attract visitors from near and far to Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak one hour from Denver.

Flatirons in Boulder at sunrise

Visit Boulder

A laid-back lifestyle, breathtaking views of the Flatirons and Rocky Mountains and celebrated culinary offerings are just a few reasons that make Boulder one of Colorado’s most beloved cities.