Welcome to the Colorado backcountry

The vast acreage of wilderness and backcountry beauty in Colorado make it one of the more popular locations for camping, backpacking, and day-hiking.

In addition to a eight National Parks and Monuments, Colorado boasts an equal number of Wilderness Areas, millions of acres of National Forest and BLM land, and over three dozen state parks.

From mountains to deserts, and grasslands to canyons, one could spend a lifetime hiking the trails of Colorado and not cover all of them.

Beckwith Pass

Beckwith Mountain as seen from a meadow above Beckwith Pass

A pleasant hike near Kebler Pass is Beckwith Pass.  The trail passes through aspen groves and meadows of wildflowers, topping out with great views from the pass.  To the east is Beckwith Mountain (east and west), where the sharp eye can pick out waterfalls.

Though the trailhead is east of the Lost Lake Slough, it's possible to reach this trail from the Three Lakes trail too.  Take the road over Kebler Pass, west from Crested Butte or east from the Paonia Dam.