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Are there any good places to go backpacking near Denver from the 11th-15th? We were originally planning on driving all the way down to the Great Sand Dunes but that's looking like a long drive for a very cold trip.

I know March isn't usually the best time for backpacking due to so much snow, just hoping the warm weather and low snow pack this year means it'll be do able.

Denver forecast: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Denver+CO+USCO0105:1:US

Doesn't necessarily have to be Denver, just anywhere in the warmer part of Colorado.
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Denver area is expecting snow over the weekend.  The one thought that comes to mind might be Lost Creek Wilderness west of C Springs.  I have no intel on how snowy it may be down there but have heard it doesn't stick around long after it falls.  Goose Creek trailhead maybe.
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11th - 15th of March?

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Sorry but a day or two here and there of 60 degree weather at Denver's elevation 5,280, does not translate to warm weather in the high country.  The mountains have been getting hit with new snow for the last few weeks and more is on the way for the weekend.

We are NOT joking when we say that March is still winter in the high country.


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Umm, according to the latest computer models, Denver and the Front Range is going to get up to 19" of fresh white stuff starting tomorrow night.

Lot's of scatter in the data, but 3 large clusters of total precip and 16-19" of new snow being one of them.


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Yep, and we are still at least a week away from the anniversary of the 2003 storm that left 43" in my yard.  That same storm dumped as much as 10 feet of new snow in some parts of the mountains just west of Denver.  

YAY!  Spring time in the Rockies, when we get a big percentage of our precipitation for the year, in the form of snow.


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For future reference, the Pawnee National Grasslands is a pleasant place for a few nights.  There are hundreds of square miles to get lost in.
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