Best trails in James Peak Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in James Peak Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers 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 10 hard trails in James Peak Wilderness ranging from 5.3 to 13.7 miles and from 9,222 to 13,353 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - James Peak Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
NOTE: There is a $5 fee to park for this trail. Show more
#2 - Forest Lakes Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
As of 4/6/2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, there may be road closures to trailheads in this area and open only to local residents. Show more
#3 - Rogers Pass Trail to Rogers Pass Lake and Heart Lake
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
As of 4/6/2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, there may be road closures to trailheads in this area and open only to local residents. Show more
#4 - Rogers Pass
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Starts as an easy climb through the forest and quickly ascends above tree line, providing stunning views of the towns of Fraser and Winter Park as well as the Winter Park ski resort. After two switchbShow more
#5 - Parry Peak and Mount Bancroft
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 8 h 55 m
Parry Peak and Mount Bancroft is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Empire, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - James Peak Lake Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Great short hike with spectacular views of James peak, with an awesome hike around James Peak Lake. Access to this trailhead is only accessible from Rollinsville with a truck or something with a goodShow more
#7 - James Peak via Loch Lomond
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
This trail follows a 4x4 trail to Loch Lomond, then connects to the main James Peak Trail. 4x4s can park at Loch Lomond, shortening the trip.Show more
#8 - Clayton Lake and Rogers Pass Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
As of 4/6/2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, there may be road closures to trailheads in this area and open only to local residents. Show more
#9 - Continental Divide: Loch Lomond to Berthoud Pass
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
Beautiful route going across the continental divide and four 13ers (Bancroft, Parry, Eva, and Flora) with the option to add 2 more (James and Colorado Mines). You can do this as a point-to-point hike Show more
#10 - Kingston Spur East via St. Mary's Glacier
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
This hike is twofold: the first half to St. Mary's Glacier is moderate, the second half to Kingston Spur East is vigorous and rugged. The views of the glacier and lake are fantastic from the East SpurShow more
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