Winter Park Hiking Trails, Colorado Hikes



Whether hiking for a day or backpacking for a week, you'll never have the same view twice on the hundreds of miles of Winter Park hiking trails.

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  • Take a guided hiking tour in the Winter Park mountains lasting a morning, day or whole weekend.
  • Winter Park hiking accesses hundreds of miles of trails in nearby national forests and wilderness areas.
  • Columbine Lake is a great day hike for the family, while the more adventurous can tackle the St. Louis Divide Trail.


Winter Park Colorado hiking is teeming with excellent trails for all abilities. Pack a sack lunch and bring plenty of water while venturing onto these classic Rocky Mountain trails.

Where to go hiking and backpacking

  • Byers Peak Wilderness – The St. Louis Divide Trail traverses the entire wilderness area, which is connected to two other roadless areas, for a nice two or three night jaunt.
  • Bottle Peak – Tucked into the Vazquez Wilderness Area, an intermediate trail crests this 11,581-foot summit.
  • Columbine Lake – Perfect for the whole family, this well-maintained hike passed wildflower fields to a stunning alpine lake.
  • Devils Thumb Pass – This ridgeline hike between two high passes affords incredible views to hikers ready for a challenge.

Guided Tours

Several outfitters and organizations offer naturalist-led hikes and guided tours in the Winter Park area. Explore the outfitters below to find a guided hiking trip that's right for you.

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Colorado Mountain Club

Enjoy a number of fun outdoor activities and adventures with the Colorado Mountain Club.