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.

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Winter Activities in RMNP

As the first flakes of snow start to fall in the high country, Rocky Mountain National Park turns into a winter wonderland. The chilly conditions drive many casual tourists away, leaving ample room for the real winter enthusiasts to roam around the park and take advantage of the open space and fresh packs. There's so much to do this winter in Rocky Mountain National Park, so make sure you check off…

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Winter Family Fun

Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.

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Where to Learn: Ski and Snowboard Schools

For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.

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