Backpacking Trails

Colorado Trail

Colorado Trail One of the premier hiking, backpacking and mountain biking trails in America, the Colorado Trail runs from just southwest of Denver 485 miles to Durango, CO in 28 segments. It is a well-maintained trail that is best traveled from late June until mid August. Even then, hikers and backpackers are liable to encounter …

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Coyote Gulch

Sheer cliffs, red rock walls, ancient geologic sculptures and dozens of tributaries await the adventurous trekker when hiking Coyote Gulch; a 9-mile side drainage of the Escalante River set in the heart of southern Utah’s rugged canyon lands, and perhaps one of the greatest examples of this spectacular splendor. The canyon is best experienced as …

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Southwind Rail Trail

The Southwind Rail Trail is located in Allen County, Kansas, running between the communities of Iola and Humboldt, over a distance of about 6 miles. The trail features a crushed limestone surface, and several scenic points, including the magnificent Elm Creek railroad bridge. The Southwind Rail Trail is an extension of the Prairie Spirit Trail, …

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Prairie Spirit Trail

The Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is a 52-mile biking and hiking trail built on a former railroad right-of-way. The Prairie Spirit Trail was constructed in stages, beginning with 17 miles from Richmond to Welda in 1996, Ottawa to Richmond in 1998, and Welda to Iola in 2008. A a trail extension was completed in …

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Daibutsu Railway Trail

This course follows the route the old Daibutsu Railway took. Commencing at the town of Kamo, this course is made-up of two parts – rural & suburban. It takes you past some of the relics of a bygone era. The line commenced service in 1898 and was closed in 1907, when a new line was …

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Gitchi Gami Trail

Gitchi Gami State Trail Map

When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail (GGST) will be an 88-mile non-motorized, paved recreational trail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais, Minnesota, along Lake Superior’s beautiful and historic North Shore. Several segments of the trail, totaling over 29 miles, are complete. A new section between Silver Bay and the West Road in Beaver Bay, just …

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