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Estes Cone Trail

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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,242' 379 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 10,974' 3,345 m
Low: 9,731' 2,966 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 18% (10°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A trail that quickly summits Estes Cone.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail begins on the west side of CO 7, just south of the Lily Lake trailhead, and provides access to Estes Cone.

Estes Cone is a unique geologic formation located just north and east of Longs Peak that rises to an elevation of just over 11,000 feet. Most hikers will access Estes Cone from either the Storm Pass trailhead via the Storm Pass Trail or from the Lily Lake trailhead, also via Storm Pass Trail.

From south to north, this trail gets increasingly steeper and not surprisingly, more difficult. After crossing Storm Pass Trail, the Estes Cone Trail has its most aggressive increase in grade. From this point, the trail will lead you through a series of switchbacks all the way to the summit of Estes Cone. From the summit, enjoy sweeping views of Estes Park to the north, the Twin Sisters to the East and Longs Peak to the south.

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Aug 1, 2019
Mark Olson
Jun 29, 2019
Jordan Card
Jun 29, 2019
Kat Takahashi
Dec 29, 2018
Floyd Hartley
1.3mi
Sep 2, 2018
Camille Southard
Jul 30, 2018
Jared K
Jun 5, 2018
Luke B
May 31, 2018
Benjamin DeYoung
Cool trail worth it at the top

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  3.9 from 11 votes

#15

in Bear Lake

#7844

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#15

in Bear Lake

#658

in Colorado

#7,844

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June 1st can be a bit early - be prepared for snow on the trail.
Feb 19, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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