Best trails in Fairplay

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Looking for a great trail near Fairplay, Colorado? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, running trails, views 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Eleven Mile State Park or Spinney Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Walter Byron Memorial Park or Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Fairplay ranging from 0.7 to 18.3 miles and from 9,708 to 13,825 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Fairplay
Top trails (24)
#1 - Mount Lincoln Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
Mount Lincoln Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naturShow more
#2 - Mount Bross
Pike National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
This trailhead closes due to snow. Please check with Pike National Forest before visiting. $12 to camp and $3 to park. The trail is steep. Park, cross the stream, and climb the mountain. The peak ofShow more
#3 - Wheeler Lake
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Wheeler Lake is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#4 - Buffalo Peaks Loop
Pike National Forest
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
Buffalo Peaks Loop is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, runnShow more
#5 - Limber Grove Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Limber Grove Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running anShow more
#6 - Mount Lincoln via Crest Drive
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
As of July 2019, users have reported that the road to the trailhead is impassable unless you have a very high clearance vehicle. In addition to that, parking on the side of the road close to the trailShow more
#7 - Rich Creek Trail
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h
This trail can be done as a loop with the Tumble Creek trail.Show more
#8 - Dauntless Mine Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 27 m
Dauntless Mine Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#9 - Mount Sherman and Gemini Peak
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 17 m
Mount Sherman and Gemini Peak is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#10 - The Hilltop Mine Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
An old mining facility still in decent condition located well above treeline. From the closure gate continue hiking along the road past the Dauntless mine. After ascending a hill the road will curveShow more
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