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7,738 mi 12,452 km of trail 229 Recommended Routes

Gems 19 Gems Easy Trails 468 Trails Intermediate Trails 1,260 Trails Hard Trails 617 Trails
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Gems in Central Rockies - 19

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

(52) Glenwoo…, CO
gem Favorite The edge of Chasm Lake

Chasm Lake and The Diamond

(33) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Ouzel Falls, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with permission from Richard Ryer

Ouzel Falls

(37) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

(23) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond

Crater Lake and Lone Eagle Peak

(18) Granby, CO
gem Favorite Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Painted Wall Overlook

(15) Montrose, CO
gem Favorite Snowmass Lake sunrise.

Snowmass Lake

(5) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Gunnison River flowing.

Warner Point

(6) Montrose, CO

Recommended Routes in Central Rockies - 207

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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,327' Up 2233.3 m Up 7,329' Down 2233.81 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Monarch Lake to Crater Lake

14.9 mi 24.0 km 2,017' Up 614.74 m Up 2,017' Down 614.7 m Down

Granby, CO
Favorite The glorious view that greets you once you near Sky Pond.
Difficult

Sky Pond

8.3 mi 13.3 km 2,000' Up 609.68 m Up 1,999' Down 609.26 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Saintas
Difficult

Boulder Skyline Traverse

17.4 mi 28.0 km 5,480' Up 1670.29 m Up 5,558' Down 1694.22 m Down

Superior, CO
Favorite Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Difficult

High Lonesome Loop

15.7 mi 25.2 km 3,162' Up 963.89 m Up 3,162' Down 963.86 m Down

Nederland, CO
Favorite Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!
Difficult

Longs Peak - Keyhole Route

14.2 mi 22.8 km 5,525' Up 1684.02 m Up 5,524' Down 1683.71 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Saintas
Intermediate/Difficult

Sunshine Lion's Lair Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,261' Up 384.48 m Up 1,282' Down 390.64 m Down

Boulder, CO
Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult

Quandary Peak

6.4 mi 10.3 km 3,169' Up 965.85 m Up 3,178' Down 968.68 m Down

Brecken…, CO

Trails in Central Rockies - 2112

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1.9 mi 3.1 km #1St. Mary's Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO 54 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #2Rattlesnake Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 55 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Chief Mountain Trail #58
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO 51 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #4Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO 47 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #5Herman Gulch Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO 43 
6.1 mi 9.8 km #6Chicago Lakes Trail #52
Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Difficult
Georgetown, CO 40 
8.8 mi 14.2 km #7Beaver Brook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Golden, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Golden, CO 34 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Mt. Sniktau Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO 29 
8.0 mi 12.8 km #9Pawnee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 24 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #10Bergen Peak Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Kittredge, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Kittredge, CO 40 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #11Silver Dollar Lake Trail #79
Intermediate
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate
Georgetown, CO 29 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #12Isabelle Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 27 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #13Lion's Lair Trail
Intermediate
Boulder, CO
Intermediate
Boulder, CO 22 
7.9 mi 12.8 km #14Arapaho Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 17 
6.6 mi 10.6 km #15North Willow Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverthorne, CO 21 
3.1 mi 5.0 km #16Eldorado Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Coal Creek, CO 40 
4.1 mi 6.5 km #17Loch Vale Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO 26 
4.7 mi 7.6 km #18Missouri Lakes Trail #2003
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Minturn, CO 22 
6.4 mi 10.3 km #19Browns Creek Trail #1429
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
Alpine, CO 27 
2.6 mi 4.2 km #20Mayflower Gulch Road
Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Copper Mountain, CO 18 

Photos of Central Rockies - 3005

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Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Sep 27, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Bighorn Pass, looking west towards Mount of the Holy Splotch
Feb 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
The Crystal Mill
Dec 6, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!
Sep 26, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
The edge of Chasm Lake
Jan 26, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO