Colorado consists of 44 federally protected wilderness areas, resulting in an abundant amount of natural space in Colorado that’s been left relatively untouched. Here are nine awesome spots to visit in Colorado wilderness areas. Be sure to prepare for less developed and more remote conditions in designated wilderness areas, such as a lack of restrooms, trail signs, services, and other conveniences one can usually find at national and state parks.
Lone Eagle Peak (Photo) Credit Alyssa Wendt
Lone Eagle Peak (Photo) Credit Steven Bratman
Spencer McKee crossing the Devil's Causeway. Courtesy photo
Wheeler Geologic Area (Photo) Credit snowpeak (Flickr)
Mount Massive (Photo) Credit Mariah Hoffman
Conundrum Hot Springs (Photo) Credit Savannah Hodge
Mount Princeton (Photo) Credit chapin31 (iStock)
Huron Peak (Photo) Credit Blake Letourneau (Flickr)
Lost Creek Wilderness (Photo) Credit Richard Bittles (iStock)
Gore Range, Eagles Nest Wilderness (Photo) Credit Adventure_Photo (iStock)
Maroon Bells, Aspen (Photo) Credit Abhijit Kamerkar (Flickr)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.