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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Hiking trail · Colorado
Lake Estes Trail
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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from Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
Map / Drive: Estes Park to Fern Lake Shuttle Stop
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 ...
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
moderate
15 km
4:30 h
373 m
792 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!
from Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
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. 
from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Bicycle Ride · Colorado
Drive: Estes Park to Deer Mountain
Map / Drive: Estes Park to Deer Mountain
11.4 km
0:59 h
426 m
0 m
A drive from the Estes Park Visitors Center to the Deer Mountain Trailhead.
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado
Deer Mountain out-and-back
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.
from Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure
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
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado
Alpine Ridge Trail
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!
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado
Shiplers Cabins
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. 
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado
Lulu City Hike
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.
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
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
from Chase Marston,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Colorado
Mt. Ida out-and-back
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!
from Shan Nagar,   Macs Adventure