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80 mi 129 km of trail 10 Featured Hikes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 19 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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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 Bighorn sheep ram

Bighorn Sheep Viewing - Sheep Lakes

(10) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite The Roaring River.

Alluvial Fan

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

Tundra Communities Trail (aka Toll Memorial Trail)

(12) Estes Park, CO
gem Favorite Beaver!

Beaver Viewing at the Beaver Boardwalk

(4) Estes Park, CO

Featured Hikes in Trail Ridge Road - 10

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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 Milky Way from the park
Intermediate

Deer Mountain

6.3 mi 10.1 km • Out and Back • 1,325 ft Ascent 403.97 m Ascent

(28) Estes Park, 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
Favorite On top of Mt Chiquita looking toward Ypsilon on the left, Lake Ypsilon center, and Estes Park in the distance.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Chiquita

5.2 mi 8.4 km • Loop • 1,934 ft Ascent 589.57 m Ascent

(9) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Milky Way from the park
Intermediate/Difficult

Crystal Lakes Long Loop

32.0 mi 51.5 km • Point to Point • 5,919 ft Ascent 1804.08 m Ascent

(3) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Start of Big Thompson with permission from dreamer 200
Difficult

Mummy Kill Route (Mummy Marathon)

16.6 mi 26.8 km • Point to Point • 4,880 ft Ascent 1487.4 m Ascent

(1) Estes Park, CO
Favorite Milky Way from the park
Intermediate

Deer Mountain Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Loop • 1,698 ft Ascent 517.54 m Ascent

(9) Estes Park, CO
Favorite The Slopes of Mt. Ida with permission from Ed Ogle
Intermediate/Difficult

Timber Lake Trail

9.3 mi 14.9 km • Out and Back • 2,012 ft Ascent 613.19 m Ascent

(9) Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Rocky Mtn National Park with permission from Peter B. Pearman
Easy/Intermediate

Lulu City Out-and-Back

7.1 mi 11.4 km • Loop • 759 ft Ascent 231.31 m Ascent

(12) Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Beaver!
Easy

Beaver Boardwalk

0.1 mi 0.2 km • Out and Back • 3 ft Ascent 1 m Ascent

(5) Estes Park, CO

Trails in Trail Ridge Road - 20

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Lawn Lake Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
6.3 mi 10.2 km Estes Park, CO 24 
4.8 mi 7.7 km #2Ute Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Estes Park, CO 11 
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Alpine Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grand Lake, CO 12 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Tundra Communities Trail
Easy
Estes Park, CO
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Estes Park, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5Ypsilon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Estes Park, CO 15 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Chapin Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.9 km Estes Park, CO
6.8 mi 11.0 km #7Deer Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
6.8 mi 11.0 km Estes Park, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Spectacle Lakes Primitive Trail
Extremely Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Extremely Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Estes Park, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Alluvial Fan Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Estes Park, CO
5.1 mi 8.2 km #10North Deer Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
5.1 mi 8.2 km Estes Park, CO
3.5 mi 5.7 km #11Milner Pass - Fall River Pass Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Grand Lake, CO
3.3 mi 5.2 km #12Colorado River Trail - La Poudre Pass Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.2 km Grand Lake, CO
8.2 mi 13.2 km #13Black Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
8.2 mi 13.2 km Estes Park, CO
9.7 mi 15.6 km #14Poudre River Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
9.7 mi 15.6 km Grand Lake, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #15Little Horseshoe Park Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #16Chapin Pass - Lower Fork
Intermediate
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
15.2 mi 24.5 km #17Grand Ditch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
15.2 mi 24.5 km Grand Lake, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #18Chapin Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #19Holzwarth-Colorado River Trail
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
Easy
2.1 mi 3.4 km Grand Lake, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km #20Mount Chiquita - Ypsilon Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO

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