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Best trails in Westcliffe

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Looking for a great trail near Westcliffe, Colorado? AllTrails has 31 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 in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pueblo Mountain Park or Temple Canyon Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 19 hard trails in Westcliffe ranging from 6.8 to 23.1 miles and from 8,156 to 14,304 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 Westcliffe
Top trails (31)
#1 - Humboldt Peak Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
This 14er has unbelievable views of alpine lakes and the neighboring Crestone Needles. This is a beautiful overnight of just over 10 miles with amazing views of the neighboring Crestone Needles whichShow more
#2 - Lakes of the Clouds
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
Lakes of the Clouds is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#3 - Venable-Comanche Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Venable-Comanche Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#4 - Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#5 - South Colony Lakes Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
NOTE: High clearance vehicle recommended to get to the trailhead.Show more
#6 - Crestone Needle Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 7 h 26 m
Climbing experience and gear is required on this trail.Show more
#7 - Kit Carson Mountain Via Willow Lake Trail
Rio Grande National Forest
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 9 h 13 m
Kit Carson Mountain Via Willow Lake Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adShow more
#8 - Crestone Peak Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 9 h 19 m
Crestone Peak Trail is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, caShow more
#9 - Music Pass Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Music Pass Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mouShow more
#10 - Lower and Upper Macey Lakes Via Rainbow Trail
San Isabel National Forest
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 7 h 33 m
A lightly used trail to lakes surrounded by high peaks, with access to Colony Baldy. This hike lacks the steep climbs of most trails in this area, but its length requires being prepared for a long dayShow more
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