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Best trails in Walden

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Looking for a great trail near Walden, Colorado? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail 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 State Forest State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Flume Creek Park or Iron Springs Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Walden ranging from 1.8 to 25.6 miles and from 8,389 to 12,936 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 Walden
Top trails (27)
#1 - Lake Agnes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Lake Agnes Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Walden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options Show more
#2 - American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
As of May 27, 2020, users have reported that the road to the trailhead is closed - adds 1.5 miles of easy gravel road with some scattered snowbanks before starting. Alpine tundra, wildflowers, cirqueShow more
#3 - Diamond Peaks
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
If you hike, there is some highway walking at the end of this route (from Cameron Pass parking lot back to Zimmerman Lake parking lot), but the shoulder is pretty wide. After Montgomery Pass, the traiShow more
#4 - Snow Lake via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
Snow Lake via American Lakes Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#5 - Kelly Lake Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 14.3 mi • Est. 7 h 25 m
Great for backpackers and horseback riders. Both share the first 1.5 miles and lead to the high alpine lakes w/ spectacular views. Fly & lure fishing permitted. No fires above timberline. Access the NShow more
#6 - Thunder Pass via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
Note: Make sure you have $8 cash for parking. Exact change at self service pay station. Show more
#7 - West Branch Trail to Island Lake/Carey Lake
Rawah Wilderness
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 1 m
West Branch Trail to Island Lake/Carey Lake is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nuShow more
#8 - Lulu Mountain via American Lakes Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Lulu Mountain via American Lakes Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used Show more
#9 - Mount Richthofen Summit Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Mount Richthofen Summit Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Walden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#10 - Kelly Lake via Hidden Valley Trail
State Forest State Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 6 h 30 m
During the winter, the road leading to the trailhead may be closed for snow. Please check with the park for more information.Show more
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