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Estes Cone Trail

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Length


1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


1,242' 379 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

10,974' 3,345 m

High

9,731' 2,966 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A trail that quickly summits Estes Cone.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

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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Jun 5, 2018
Luke B
May 31, 2018
Benjamin DeYoung
Cool trail worth it at the top
May 27, 2018
Kassi Henness
Jan 5, 2018
Daylene York
1.3mi
Dec 20, 2017
Cody Dopps
Nov 11, 2017
Ron B
Aug 17, 2017
Frank Soree
With Phil.
Jul 15, 2017
Mel G
Great hike. Most of it is fairly easy/moderate, but the last bit is steep and does require some scrambling to get to the peak. The trail can get bu... 8mi

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 9 votes

#16

in Bear Lake

#6528

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#16

in Bear Lake

#653

in Colorado

#6,528

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