Colorado Hiking: Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado Hiking: Rocky Mountain National Park

Hike the best trails and hidden gems of Rocky Mountain National Park, exploring the striking landscapes of the Continental Divide connecting Estes Park to Grand Lake.

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Minna Harshbarger
updated on: July 17, 2019
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Hiking trail · Colorado

Lake Estes Trail

July 16, 2019
easy
6.4 km
2:00 h
36 m
36 m
A warm-up hike in town around Lake Estes; a pefect way to warm up your legs, get a taste for the altitude, and get your first glimpes of the park ...
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by Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
July 16, 2019
12.2 km
3:44 h
248 m
48 m
Short drive from your hotel in Estes Park to the Fern Lake Shuttle Stop parking lot, where you'll take the shuttle over to the start of the walk ...
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Bear Lake to Fern Lake point-to-point

July 16, 2019
moderate
15 km
4:30 h
380 m
798 m
A beautiful point-to-point hike made possible by RMNP's shuttle system. Mountain views, pine forests, alpine lakes - this hike has it all!
by Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
July 17, 2019
8.7 km
2:49 h
289 m
289 m
Your day starts and ends at the Bear Lake trailhead, this wonderful loop hits on many of Rocky Mountain National Park's biggest attractions. 
by Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Bicycle Ride · Colorado

Drive: Estes Park to Deer Mountain

July 16, 2019
11.4 km
0:59 h
426 m
0 m
A drive from the Estes Park Visitors Center to the Deer Mountain Trailhead.
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Deer Mountain out-and-back

July 16, 2019
moderate
9.9 km
2:30 h
415 m
413 m
A rewarding out-and-back hike just a short drive from the park gates, providing beautiful views of Longs Peak and the town of Estes Park.
by Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
July 16, 2019
78.2 km
6:04 h
1551 m
1276 m
The drive that encompasses Estes Park to Alpine Ridge Visitor's Center Hike, Colorado River Trailhead, and to Grand Lake
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Alpine Ridge Trail

July 16, 2019
easy
1 km
0:25 h
56 m
56 m
A short out and back hike from the visitor's center on Trail Ridge Road. Though less than a mile, the rewarding views provide a worthwhile hike!
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Shiplers Cabins

July 16, 2019
moderate
7.1 km
2:00 h
68 m
68 m
A stunning out and back hike along the Colorado River that weaves through meadows and magestic trees. 
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Lulu City Hike

July 16, 2019
moderate
11.8 km
3:30 h
199 m
199 m
Walk to the site of an old mining community. A stunning out and back hike along the Colorado River that weaves through meadows and magestic trees.
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
July 16, 2019
28.5 km
8:14 h
719 m
0 m
The driving route from Grand Lake Visitors Center to the trailhead for Mt. Ida at Milner Pass
by Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado

Mt. Ida out-and-back

July 16, 2019
difficult
15.8 km
6:00 h
741 m
743 m
A challenging, high-alpine out-and-back hike along the tundra of the Continental Divide, with sweeping vistas from every angle!
by Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure