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.

Byers Peak Wilderness

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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.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail

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

Fraser to Granby Trail

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

Idlewild Trail System

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

Indian Peaks Wilderness

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

Never Summer Wilderness

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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.

Vasquez Peak Wilderness

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

Get Inspired & Explore

Rafting, Fishing & Hot Springs

Water is everywhere in Grand County, and there are lots of exciting activities for you and your family to explore! Come make a splash in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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15 Grand Summer Adventures

As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these 15 things you ought to try before the snow returns in late fall.

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North Central Colorado Scenic Loop

In 2014, the Grand County Tourism Board, Visit Fort Collins, The Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area and Visit Estes Park collaborated to create a map, brochure and webpage encouraging visitors to explore this unique part of north central Colorado.

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