Lookout Peak Trail

 3 votes

4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


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Singletrack

1,948' 594 m

Ascent

-1,947' -593 m

Descent

10,690' 3,258 m

High

8,744' 2,665 m

Low

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

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An unknown gem of the front range!

Nick Wilder

Overview

It seems like nobody knows of this trail, but it's a real gem and a short drive from the front range. A really cool "lookout" rock formation on top with full 360° views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks.
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Need to Know

Parking is VERY limited at the end of the dirt road. You may have to hike in.

Description

Start off with a gentle forested trail along a creek, passing a few well-marked intersections. Cross a few streambeds and continue up heavily forested terrain on excellent trail.

You'll reach a saddle after 1.5 miles or so, where the trail levels off and the trees open up a lot. It is VERY easy to get lost here! Use the mobile app to stay on the trail.

Take a left at the saddle (it will be tempting to go right) and try to find the easiest path to the summit. You might find cairns, but you might not, and it doesn't matter as long as you keep heading uphill.

At the summit, there is a really cool rock "lookout." Scramble up to the top and enjoy some of the very best views of the area: Twin Sisters, Longs Peak, the Saint Vrain valley, and the Indian Peaks.

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May 11, 2017
Patrick Irvin
Had to turn around about halfway up. Too much snow covering trail...could not follow it
May 7, 2017
Shane Snavely
Nov 3, 2016
Jessyca Dudley
Sep 20, 2016
Mike Ahnemann
Sep 19, 2016
Mike Ahnemann
Spectacular! Amazing views for such a short hike. 5mi
Aug 13, 2016
Richard Souder
Aug 7, 2016
Maki Jackson-k
4.4mi
Jun 17, 2016
Mary Elizabeth
4.9mi

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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in Wild Basin

#270

in Colorado

#1,680

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