Trails and Hikes

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Nine trail heads (blue numbers) offer Twenty different hikes (right)

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For other types of recreational activities in the Dillon Ranger District, click the USFS logo to the right.
Eagles Nest Wilderness comprises some of the most rugged and beautiful mountains in Colorado. Located barely fifty miles from more than three million people, it is at considerable risk of being “loved to death.
It seems paradoxical, but this rugged land is also fragile. At such high altitude it cannot easily sustain itself, having to repair the impact of tens of thousands of visitors every summer. It needs help. To succeed in preserving its pristine character, our best hope is to embrace principles of


A simple mnemonic for the seven Leave No Trace principles

Campsites, especially campfire rings, are a focus of leave no trace attention. While a crackling campfire is an iconic image of a wilderness experience, the residue left behind creates a significant negative impact for those who follow. As Congress stated, a wilderness is a place “…where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor…” Please:

don’t trammel Eagles Nest Wilderness.

Consider foregoing campfires on your next trip.
The US Forest Service has a really difficult charge – maintain the land in a pristine state, while providing appropriate recreational opportunities for the public, and do it with a very limited budget. Enter FENW. Since 1994, we have partnered with the USFS to assist them by organizing several volunteer activities – helping to maintain trails, to work with the public, and to restore the wild. If you are interested in participating, click one of the “Volunteer” tab above to learn more.