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3,364 mi 5,414 km of trail 56 Featured Hikes

Gems 9 Gems Easy Trails 301 Trails Intermediate Trails 429 Trails Hard Trails 88 Trails
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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

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

Chasm Falls and Old Fall River Road

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

East Inlet Vista

(1) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Start of East Inlet Trail RMNP 3/16.

Adams Falls

(16) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Tundra Communities Trail.

Tundra Communities Trail (aka Toll Memorial Trail)

(12) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite The shore of Upper Rainbow Lake.

Rainbow Lake

(2) Steambo…, CO
gem Favorite Estes Park

Holzwarth Historic Site

(6) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite A young moose grazing!

Coyote Valley

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

Lulu City

(9) Grand Lake, CO

Featured Hikes in Northwest Rockies - 51

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Favorite Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Intermediate

Monarch Lake to Crater Lake

14.9 mi 24.0 km • Out and Back • 2,017 ft Ascent 614.74 m Ascent

(64) Granby, CO
Favorite Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Intermediate/Difficult

High Lonesome Loop

15.7 mi 25.2 km • Loop • 3,162 ft Ascent 963.89 m Ascent

(67) Nederland, CO
Favorite Climbing Buchanan Pass on the west side.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pawnee-Buchanan Loop

26.5 mi 42.6 km • Point to Point • 6,632 ft Ascent 2021.41 m Ascent

(38) Nederland, CO
Favorite Landscape
Intermediate

Bear Lake TH to Fern Lake TH

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Point to Point • 1,180 ft Ascent 359.71 m Ascent

(46) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Colorado Mines Peak weather station from the snowy ridgeline
Intermediate

Mount Flora

6.4 mi 10.2 km • Out and Back • 1,754 ft Ascent 534.48 m Ascent

(24) Winter…, CO
Favorite Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Intermediate/Difficult

Zirkel Circle

10.4 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 2,360 ft Ascent 719.41 m Ascent

(12) Steambo…, CO
Favorite On top of Mt Ida looking southwest you see several valleys as well as Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake in the distance
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Ida Ascent

9.5 mi 15.3 km • Loop • 2,231 ft Ascent 679.92 m Ascent

(25) Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Lichen on granite boulder
Easy/Intermediate

Upper Ute Trail Out-and-Back

3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 884 ft Ascent 269.58 m Ascent

(18) Estes Park, CO

Trails in Northwest Rockies - 762

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4.2 mi 6.8 km #1Flattop Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Estes Park, CO 34 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Fern Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Estes Park, CO 31 
7.9 mi 12.8 km #3East Inlet Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
7.9 mi 12.8 km Grand Lake, CO 20 
4.8 mi 7.7 km #4Ute Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Estes Park, CO 11 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #5Crater Lakes Trail #819
Intermediate
Winter Park, CO
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Winter Park, CO 20 
7.0 mi 11.3 km #6Fish Creek Falls Trail
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
7.0 mi 11.3 km Steamboat Springs, CO 20 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Hallett Peak Approach
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO 11 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Lake Agnes Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Grand Lake, CO 12 
8.6 mi 13.9 km #9Rainbow Lake Trail #1130
Intermediate
Walden, CO
Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.9 km Walden, CO
13.1 mi 21.1 km #10Arapaho Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
13.1 mi 21.1 km Nederland, CO 11 
6.3 mi 10.2 km #11Cascade Trail
Difficult
Granby, CO
Difficult
6.3 mi 10.2 km Granby, CO
4.2 mi 6.8 km #12Caribou Pass Trail #11
Intermediate/Difficult
Fraser, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Fraser, CO
12.1 mi 19.5 km #13High Lonesome Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fraser, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km Fraser, CO
20.7 mi 33.3 km #14CDT: Herman Gulch to Berthoud Pass (CO Sec. 31)
Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Difficult
20.7 mi 33.3 km Georgetown, CO
15.0 mi 24.2 km #15Buchanan Pass Trail
Intermediate
Nederland, CO
Intermediate
15.0 mi 24.2 km Nederland, CO
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16American Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Grand Lake, CO 12 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #17Kelly Lake Trail
Difficult
Walden, CO
Difficult
5.6 mi 9.0 km Walden, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #18Clear Lake Trail
Difficult
Walden, CO
Difficult
8.0 mi 12.9 km Walden, CO
21.1 mi 33.9 km #19CDT: Buffalo Pass to North Lake (CO Sec. 43)
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
21.1 mi 33.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO
6.2 mi 9.9 km #20Mountain View
Intermediate
Steamboat Springs, CO
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Steamboat Springs, CO

Photos of Northwest Rockies - 482

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Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Aug 1, 2017 near Fraser, CO
Looking down on Gilpin Lake from halfway up the pass.
Jun 26, 2018 near Walden, CO
Snow Lake and Michigan Lake from Lulu Mtn with permission from Ed Ogle
Jan 21, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Landscape
Jan 19, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Sleeping Under the Stars
Feb 18, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Rocky Mtn National Park with permission from Peter B. Pearman
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Shadow Mountain and Granby from the Lookout with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Common Aster
Jan 28, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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