Day and Overnight Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park  by Kim Lipker

Day & Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park Guide Book

by Kim Lipker (Menasha Ridge Press)
Day and Overnight Hikes Rocky Mountain National Park  by Kim Lipker
Rocky Mountain National Park is the living showcase of the grandeur of the Rockies, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the valleys to 14,259 feet at the top of Longs Peak. The park draws 3 million visitors per year with countless outdoor experiences and adventures. Choosing the best day and overnight hikes from the 359 miles of hiking trails and 200 back-country sites is a major mission. Get on the trail faster with the confidence that you've made the right choice by referencing Day & Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Trails from the "Day & Overnight Hikes: Rocky Mountain National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 31.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 31.

Four main trails service Bierstadt Lake. Bear Lake Trailhead is an easier, longer option because the trailhead is slightly higher than the subalpine lake destination. So instead of heading up and away ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Here you get three lakes for the price of one. Add in Bear Lake and that’s four lakes for the price of one. The lakes are all unique and spaced apart nicely to keep hikers paced and interested. Becaus ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
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Flattop Mountain is a large, flat summit space that offers access to the Continental Divide and the trails that crisscross from Estes Park to Grand Lake. It is a well-known hike that many locals gasp ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
The Loch is a beautiful mountain lake that’s easy to access and popular to photograph. The scenic trail takes hikers past Alberta Falls and away from the Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge Trailhead crowds. ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
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Lulu City is an old mining town that no longer exists, but the ghosts still linger. This trail maps the route to the town, passing old cabins and the mountain views the 200 or so residents would have ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
A better campsite couldn’t be dreamt up. Cache Campsite is close to perfect. It is tucked into the trees at the edge of a mountain meadow in a high valley, surrounded by mountain peaks with a river ru ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.7
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A gentle trail gives way to a strenuous push on the last portion of this uncrowded, undiscovered beauty. More like a bridezilla than a bride, the Bridal Veil Falls crash into Cow Creek, plummeting mor ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.44
An easy trail that offers many rewards. Strollers and wheelchairs glide along without much effort through open meadow along the calm beginnings of the Colorado River. All hiking abilities can apprec ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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This is an over-the-river-and-through-the-woods hike with a meadow and some elk thrown in. Kids will love this hike, as will those new to hiking and those old to hiking that want to slow down and appr ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
Deer Mountain is a good hike for those wanting a short lung buster with great rewards—the views! Use this hike as a conditioning hike or as a first summit hike for newbies. An early start on a weekday ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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The trail to Happily Lost is unique to this book. Like its namesake, the trail leaves you feeling lost in the wilderness: remoteness, variety, and density define the experience. This is a great trail ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 12.5
After the first few easy miles, all with a high probability of seeing moose, the trail becomes steep and takes hikers to a wonderful wooded campsite on a spectacular subalpine lake: Lake Verna. This ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
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The East Portal Trailhead is run by Larimer County Parks and Recreation and is a nice little park secret. From here, you can access Glacier Basin, the Glacier Creek Trail, the Storm Pass Trail, the Wi ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.06
This will be a favorite trail. If not for the beauty of the forested landscape along the lake or the tall grasses and wildflowers of Ranger Meadows, you will be most impressed by the lack of other hik ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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The Old Forest Inn Campsite is the best backcountry site for first-time campers. It’s in proximity to Bear Lake access, without the Bear Lake crowds. The beauty of the campsites here attest to the per ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
This is a rare hike that traverses the Continental Divide and takes hikers from the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park to the east side. Renegade is a good stopping point and an even better cam ...
Grand Lake, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 23.2
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Kruger Rock Trail is located in Larimer County’s Hermit Park Open Space. The historic Hermit Park is a relatively new park (it opened in 2008) approximately 2 miles southeast of Estes Park. This hik ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
Loop hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park are rare, so this small balloon hike is a nice change of pace. The fall colors along the Mill Creek Basin are striking because of the patches of aspens that ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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The colorful history of this amazing little ranch is enough for any hiker to long for the old days. Whether it’s the rustic tourist complex created in 1920 (Holzwarth Trout Lodge) or the guest and dud ...
Grand Lake, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.14
This hike is full of drama: the Y-shaped, snow-filled scar on Ypsilon Mountain; Horseshoe Falls and the canyon gorged by the escaped dam waters of Lawn Lake; and the lung-busting climb of the Ypsilon ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
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