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Wilderness Areas & Trails

Explore our miles and miles of protected and designated wilderness areas and trails in Grand County. Whether you prefer a short, easy hike or a mulitple day backpacking excursion, there is something for everyone in Grand County. Read about our trails and wilderness areas and pick the best fit for you. Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles to keep our land Grand!


Byers Peak Wilderness

The Byers Peak Wilderness area boasts 23 miles of high-elevation trails rewarding hikers with sweeping views as they traverse the alpine tundra of Grand County.

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Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail winds through some of the Country’s, Colorado’s and Grand County’s most impressive and breathtaking landscapes.

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Fraser to Granby Trail

The Granby to Fraser Trail is the perfect trail for all ages and skill levels to hike, bike and cross-country ski.

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Idlewild Trail System

The Idlewild Trail System is a single track which climbs and descends some of the quality trails just outside of the town of Winter Park.

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Indian Peaks Wilderness

Indian Peaks Wilderness encompasses 76,711 acres of lakes, streams, trails, and beautiful mountain peaks.

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Never Summer Wilderness

Situated to the west of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Never Summer Wilderness area provides a beautiful backdrop for the famous mountain vistas from Trail Ridge Road.

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Vasquez Peak Wilderness

Vasquez Peak provides visitors amazing views of both Indian Peaks and Eagles Nest mountain ranges without the ordinary hustle and bustle of other destinations.

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