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Indian Peaks Wilderness
Type: Outdoor Activities
Indian Peaks Wilderness, located along Colorado's scenic Peak-to Peak Highway just above Ward and Nederland is known for its pristine wilderness, jutting mountains, roaring streams, and challenging... Read More
Indian Peaks Wilderness, located along Colorado's scenic Peak-to Peak Highway just above Ward and Nederland is known for its pristine wilderness, jutting mountains, roaring streams, and challenging hikes. Couples will experience secluded spots during the winter months, where they can be alone and relax. A winter wonderland come January, backcountry skiing and snow shoeing can be accessed near the Brainard Lake area. However, the road is closed, so hiking in is your only option and well worth the effort. Some favorite areas include Lake Isabelle, Blue Lake, and Isabelle Glacier. When skiing or snowshoeing in the backcountry, it is essential to be familiar with avalanche conditions. It is also recommended that adventurers bring an avalanche shovel and avalanche beacons. On the way back to Boulder, love-birds should be sure to stop at Very Nice Brewery in Nederland for a pint.
Peak to Peak Highway
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Indian Peaks Wilderness offers secluded hikes, stunning views, and remote snowshoeing during the winter months for outdoorsy couples who want to get away.
- Best for Campgrounds Because: Indian Peaks Wilderness offers access to amazing and quiet backcountry camping for a more primitive and secluded feel.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Indian Peaks Wilderness is one of the most scenic areas of Colorado and is located close to Boulder and several quaint mountain towns.