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Gems in Northwest Rockies - 9

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gem Favorite View towards Never Summer Mountains, Rocky Mountain NP

Trail Ridge Road Summit

(60) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite View of Chasm Falls

Chasm Falls and Old Fall River Road

(31) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite Tundra Communities Trail.

Tundra Communities Trail (aka Toll Memorial Trail)

(20) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite Start of East Inlet Trail RMNP 3/16.

Adams Falls

(21) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite The sheer rock walls of the Continental Divide loom majestically over open meadows and early summer snow.

East Inlet Vista

(3) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite An elk grazing near Coyote Valley Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Coyote Valley

(13) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(2) Steambo…, CO
gem Favorite Estes Park

Holzwarth Historic Site

(10) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Colorado River, Lulu City remains. with permission from Ed Ogle

Lulu City

(11) Grand Lake, CO

Recommended Routes in Northwest Rockies - 33

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Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km 2,360' Up 719.41 m Up 2,363' Down 720.25 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Favorite Wildflowers and Aspens near the trailhead
Intermediate Intermediate

Spring Creek Trail

10.4 mi 16.7 km 1,435' Up 437.4 m Up 1,435' Down 437.26 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.
Intermediate Intermediate

Rainbow Lake

8.5 mi 13.7 km 1,376' Up 419.46 m Up 1,376' Down 419.49 m Down

Walden, CO
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake

21.1 mi 33.9 km 2,981' Up 908.76 m Up 4,831' Down 1472.4 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Favorite Enjoyable hike that's easy enough for all levels with a variety of views. Old homestead, creek, prairie and valley view through trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mad Creek Trail

7.5 mi 12.1 km 730' Up 222.5 m Up 729' Down 222.1 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Favorite At the top of Elk Mountain - gorgeous views up here
Difficult Difficult

Elk Mountain

4.8 mi 7.7 km 1,174' Up 357.93 m Up 1,174' Down 357.86 m Down

Hot Sul…, CO
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Favorite Lower Fish Creek Falls from the overlook trail.
Intermediate Intermediate

Upper Fish Creek Falls

4.3 mi 6.9 km 1,336' Up 407.3 m Up 1,335' Down 407.03 m Down

Steambo…, CO
Explore in 3D
Favorite Lower Fish Creek Falls from the overlook trail.
Easy Easy

Fish Creek Falls Overlook

0.6 mi 0.9 km 16' Up 4.99 m Up 16' Down 4.93 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Favorite No Photos
Easy Easy

Spring Creek - Ditch Loop

5.3 mi 8.6 km 558' Up 170 m Up 557' Down 169.86 m Down

Steambo…, CO
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Northwest Rockies Hiking

  • 709 Miles 1,141 Kilometers of Trail
  • 33 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 87 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 151 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 49 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northwest Rockies - 254

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7.6 mi 12.2 km #1Fish Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO 27 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #2Lake Agnes Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO 17 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3American Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO 15 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Kelly Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Walden, CO
Difficult Difficult
Walden, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #5Flash of Gold
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #6Clear Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Walden, CO
Difficult Difficult
Walden, CO
6.2 mi 9.9 km #7Mountain View
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #8Luna Lake Trail #1168.1
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
6.3 mi 10.1 km #9Beall
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
5.8 mi 9.4 km #10Three Island Trail #1163
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Steamboat Springs, CO

Photos of Northwest Rockies - 663

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Landscape
Jan 19, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Bighorn Sheep
Jan 28, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Sleeping Under the Stars
Feb 18, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Upper Forest Lake.
Oct 23, 2016 near Winter…, CO
Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Aug 1, 2017 near Fraser, CO
Rogers Pass Lake
Aug 30, 2020 near Winter…, CO
Breathtaking views in the Flat Tops
Nov 11, 2020 near Gypsum, CO
Mt Ida trail, Rocky Mountain National Park
Jul 19, 2022 near Grand Lake, CO
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