BPX Routes & Places

BPX 2-Day: Morrison Creek from Little Scraggy TH BPX 2-Day: Morrison Creek from Little Scraggy TH

This is an out and back, easy early season and close-in trip. Colorado Trail Segment 3 - Little Scraggy TH to Morrison Creek. Intended for use as pre-season gear shakedown trip for those wanting to test their personal fitness and backpacking equipment, before hitting the long trails. Could also be an easy after work hike in with a short trek to camping overnight, hike out the following day. Total distance 6.0 miles and 900 feet elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: Bighorn Lake from Lake Katherine TH BPX 2-Day: Bighorn Lake from Lake Katherine TH

This is an out and back, moderately difficult trip in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area to a beautiful subalpine lake just below the Continental Divide. The trail starts at the Lake Katerine TH and is 5.0 miles and 1,200 elevation gain RT.

BPX 2-Day: Brady Lake from Sopris Lake TH

Short overnight trip with an out and back hike up to Brady Lake near Homestake Reservoir in the Holy Cross Wilderness. Enjoy great scenery, fishing, and explore the surrounding area. Total 3 miles and 900 ft elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: Cherry Lake from Wild Cherry TH BPX 2-Day: Cherry Lake from Wild Cherry TH

This difficult 11.2mile out-and-back takes you to Cherry Lake high in the Sangre di Cristo Wilderness just north of Crestone, with an option to make camp below or above treeline. You can add a day to the trip and summit a number of nearby 13ers.

BPX 2-Day: Crater Lake from Monarch Lake TH BPX 2-Day: Crater Lake from Monarch Lake TH

This difficult 15-mile trip is a beloved Colorado classic, ending at the photogenic Mirror Lake with Lone Eagle Peak's distinctive profile reflected in the still alpine waters. As one of the most popular destinations in Indian Peaks Wilderness, make sure you have the correct permits and camp only at designated sites around Mirror and Crater Lakes.

BPX 2-Day: Diamond Lake from Fourth of July TH BPX 2-Day: Diamond Lake from Fourth of July TH

An easy out and back trip in the Indian Peaks Wilderness from Fourth of July TH to scenic waterfall and beautiful alpine lake. Total distance is 5.2 miles with 1,300 feet elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: Fraser Meadows from Horseshoe TH BPX 2-Day: Fraser Meadows from Horseshoe TH

Early season and close in trip to Golden Gate Canyon State Park with camping at Frazer Meadows. Could be after work backpacking trip with varied hike out the following day. Easy trip with only 5.2 miles out and back 1,300 feet elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: French Pass from French Creek TH BPX 2-Day: French Pass from French Creek TH

Moderate trail along French Creek, on and off trail, out and back for as far as you like. Option to continue up to French Pass. Round trip to the pass (12,640ft) is 9 miles and 1,900ft elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: Lake Constantine from Halfmoon TH

Trip to beautiful Lake Constantine with good fishing a waterfall and upper lakes to explore in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. This out-and-back trip is only 8 miles and 1,500 vertical feet of elevation gain total.

BPX 2-Day: Lake of the Clouds from Gibson Creek TH BPX 2-Day: Lake of the Clouds from Gibson Creek TH

Enjoy 2 days in the Sangre de Cristos with this partial loop hike to Lake of the Clouds. The first day requires almost 2500 of climbing, making this a difficult trip. At the top, find a series of small lakes and views of surrounding peaks. Total loop is

BPX 2-Day: Lamphier Lake from Gold Creek TH

Hike to a beautiful lake in Fossil Ridge wilderness with good fishing surrounded by several high peaks. Includes an option to climb to nearby Gunsight Pass and possibly beyond. This moderate out-and-back trip is only 5 miles and 1,700 vertical feet of elevation.

BPX 2-Day: Lost Glacier Gap and Crescent Lake BPX 2-Day: Lost Glacier Gap and Crescent Lake

This is a moderately difficult loop trip in the Snowy Range in southeast Wyoming and makes a loop around Browns Peak going through the glacier gap with an overnight at Crescent Lake. Total distance 11.4 miles and 1,600 feet elevation gain.

BPX 2-Day: Macey Lakes from Horn Creek TH BPX 2-Day: Macey Lakes from Horn Creek TH

This difficult 12-14 mile out-and-back takes you to the Macey Lakes Basin between Colony Baldy and Little Baldy Peaks in the Sangre de Cristos Wilderness, with an option to summit Colony Baldy (13,705 ft) from the basin, a class 2 scramble.

BPX 2-Day: Sky Pond from Bear Lake TH

Sky Pond is located 3.8 miles / 1,360 ft. from Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake sits above Lake of Glass in a deep valley capped by Taylor Glacier, Taylor Peak (13,153'), Powell Peak (13,208') and The Sharkstooth (12,630').

BPX 2-Day: Wigwam Park from Wigwam TH BPX 2-Day: Wigwam Park from Wigwam TH

A moderate 8-mile out-and-back trip from the east end of Wigwam Trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness makes for a good shoulder-season trip, and offers fishing at a series of beaver ponds.