Best trails in Indian Peaks Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 21 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 14 hard trails in Indian Peaks Wilderness ranging from 11.3 to 45.1 km and from 2,542 to 4,082 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lake Isabelle Trail (Summer)
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 13.8 km • Est. 4 h 8 m
As of May 28, 2020, users have reported that the road to this trail is currently CLOSED so you have to walk to the trailhead. Note: Gate can be closed due to heavy snow however the trail is still acShow more
#2 - Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake via Mitchell Lake Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 10.0 km • Est. 3 h 27 m
From mid-October to mid-June, the road to this trailhead is closed. Visitors may park at the Gateway Trailhead, just outside of the closed gate. However, this adds 5 miles to the trail roundtrip. ParkShow more
#3 - Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 24.1 km • Est. 8 h 26 m
Devils Thumb Pass and King Lake Trail is a 24.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#4 - Mount Audubon Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 11.9 km • Est. 4 h 47 m
Although this hike is mostly in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (Roosevelt National Forest), it starts in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. There is a $12 fee (cash only) to enter this area. From mid-OcShow more
#5 - South Arapaho Peak via Arapaho Glacier Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 20.9 km • Est. 7 h 42 m
Please note: The road is closed at the Rainbow Lakes Campground and there are temporary closures in this area over the winter. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#6 - Blue Lake via Mitchell Lake Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 7.7 km • Est. 2 h 34 m
NOTE: Main gate is closed, so you have to walk about 2 miles on the road to the trailhead, but it’s an easy walk. Although this trail is almost entirely in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (Roosevelt NatiShow more
#7 - Mitchell Lake Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 3.1 km • Est. 56 m
Please note that the road to this trailhead has been reported closed (05/21/2020), you will have to hike in to the trailhead to do the trail. Although this trail is almost entirely in the Indian PeakShow more
#8 - Caribou Lake via Arapaho Pass Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 5 h 18 m
Users have reported that the road to access this trail head, Fourth of July Road, is subject to weather related closures. 4WD with high clearance is also highly recommended when the road is open. ThShow more
#9 - Devils Thumb Trailhead to Devils Thumb Pass
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 11.3 km • Est. 4 h 20 m
It has been user reported that the road to this trailhead is closed 3 miles in.Show more
#10 - Saint Vrain Mountain Trail
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 13.2 km • Est. 5 h 30 m
Users have reported that at the 3.1 mile mark, the trail no longer allows dogs. At this point, the trail enters the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is possible to reach the peak with a dog, but you wShow more
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