Estes Park, CO Trails and Parks

Estes Park has 341 trails in the vicinity, including 293 hiking trails and 49 for horseback riding. These trails range from 0.1 to 355 miles in length. The most popular trails are Glacier Gorge, Boulder County: Longs Peak and Chasm Lake. Trails.com member Vicki H. recently completed Wild Basin Trail to Copeland Falls and Calypso Cascades.
  • Glacier Gorge

    19 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your hike into Glacier Gorge. Bring along a fishing rod and a camera. Cross ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your ...

  • Alberta Falls

    8 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Icy snowmelt from the frigid peaks of the Continental Divide- the Sharkstooth, Otis Peak, Taylor Peak and Thatchtop-feeds the misty cascades of Alberta Falls, which resemble a spill of snow. ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Icy snowmelt from the frigid peaks of the Continental Divide- the Sharkstooth, Otis Peak, Taylor Peak and Thatchtop-feeds ...

  • Boulder County: Longs Peak

    5 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Located in north-central Colorado in the Front Range, about 70 miles northwest of Denver, and 10 miles southwest of Estes Park. The most famous Colorado climb, this alpine peak requires a long, ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in north-central Colorado in the Front Range, about 70 miles northwest of Denver, and 10 miles southwest of Estes ...

  • Pole Hill

    5 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    This small 4-wheel-drive area is one of the best-kept secrets in northern Colorado. Connected loops offer a variety of terrain that is fun to drive. Great camp spots with incredible views of ...
    •  Moderate
    •  1-2 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This small 4-wheel-drive area is one of the best-kept secrets in northern Colorado. Connected loops offer a variety of terrain ...

  • Calypso Cascades

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Constituting the southeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park is an area known as Wild Basin. Whereas the broad and well-developed hiking trails here do not allude to the character this moniker ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Constituting the southeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park is an area known as Wild Basin. Whereas the broad and well-developed ...

  • Arch Rock and The Pool

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    The twin destinations of this short hike couldn't be more diverse. Arch Rocks is a mottled gray formation that towers over the well-maintained trail. It's an unusual playground of rock, shade ...
    •  1 hour, 35 minutes
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The twin destinations of this short hike couldn't be more diverse. Arch Rocks is a mottled gray formation that towers over ...

  • Pierson Park Road

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Lightly-used scenic backroad that runs parallel to Highway 7 from Estes Park to Meeker Park. ATVs allowed inside marked forest gates. Steep and rocky in places. Suitable for most 4WD, high-clearance ...
    •  Moderate
    •  2.5-3 hours
    •  12.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Lightly-used scenic backroad that runs parallel to Highway 7 from Estes Park to Meeker Park. ATVs allowed inside marked forest ...

  • Ouzel Falls

    4 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Rarely removed from falling water music, this wilderness walk passes through enclosing woods to plummeting falls.
    •  5 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Rarely removed from falling water music, this wilderness walk passes through enclosing woods to plummeting falls.

  • Mills Lake, Black Lake, and Green Lake

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    This hike is like having a window back in time to the last ice age when this breathtaking basin was sculpted from solid granite. Just two hours from Denver, we have one of the premier National ...
    •  50 min to Mill Lake, 62 min to Black Lake, 50 min to Green Lake, 143 min back to TH
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is like having a window back in time to the last ice age when this breathtaking basin was sculpted from solid granite. ...

  • Marmot Point

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    From the windswept summit of Marmot Point, the natural wonderland that is Rocky Mountain National Park is etched in alpine clarity. Chances are you'll reach this summit alone, and chances are ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    From the windswept summit of Marmot Point, the natural wonderland that is Rocky Mountain National Park is etched in alpine ...

  • Timber Creek Campground

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    •  Guide

  • Flattop Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Most visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park reach timberline by way of the paved Trail Ridge Road. A good alternative for hikers interested in visiting the higher, treeless reaches of the park ...
    •  6 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Most visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park reach timberline by way of the paved Trail Ridge Road. A good alternative for ...

  • Alberta Falls

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    The hike to Alberta Falls follows a well-constructed path to one of the park’s most photographed waterfalls. This easy path to a waterfall is one of the most popular short hikes in Rocky Mountain ...
    •  2 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Alberta Falls follows a well-constructed path to one of the park’s most photographed waterfalls. This easy path ...

  • Mills Lake

    3 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    This very popular hike leads to a rock-rimmed lake situated dramatically below Longs Peak and the extremely jagged Keyboard of the Winds.
    •  4 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This very popular hike leads to a rock-rimmed lake situated dramatically below Longs Peak and the extremely jagged Keyboard ...

  • Bridal Veil Falls / Cow Creek

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    While the spectacular main body of Rocky Mountain National Park is justifiably famed, the park has several corners worth investigating. Bridal Veil Falls on Cow Creek is one. Located north of ...
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    While the spectacular main body of Rocky Mountain National Park is justifiably famed, the park has several corners worth ...

  • Estes Park Area Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    The town of Estes Park and its backyard playground, Rocky Mountain National Park, draw hundreds of thousands of travelers each year. Fortunately the facilities are equipped to handle the crowds. ...
    •  Guide

    The town of Estes Park and its backyard playground, Rocky Mountain National Park, draw hundreds of thousands of travelers ...

  • The Pool

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    The first 2 miles of the Fern Lake Trail follow whitewater on an easy grade along the Big Thompson River to a quiet spot below a timber bridge buttressed by granite outcrops.
    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The first 2 miles of the Fern Lake Trail follow whitewater on an easy grade along the Big Thompson River to a quiet spot ...

  • Bridal Veil Falls

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Meadows and aspen groves surround the way to a falls easy to imagine from its name.
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Meadows and aspen groves surround the way to a falls easy to imagine from its name.

  • Winter Travel on Deer Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    During much of the winter, the open south-facing slopes of Deer Mountain do not require skis or snowshoes to traverse.
    •  5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    During much of the winter, the open south-facing slopes of Deer Mountain do not require skis or snowshoes to traverse.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park: Storm Pass Trail to Estes Cone

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Estes Cone looks like an inactive volcano cone. In this book we will profile the trail from Longs Peak trailhead, even though two other access points lead to Estes Cone. This mostly shaded trail ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.72 miles
    •  Guide

    Estes Cone looks like an inactive volcano cone. In this book we will profile the trail from Longs Peak trailhead, even though ...

  • Loch Vale

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    With over 350 miles of trails to choose from Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a hiker’s paradise, but in my opinion the greatest concentration of beautiful alpine scenery lies in the vicinity ...
    •  7.5 hours
    •  11.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With over 350 miles of trails to choose from Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a hiker’s paradise, but in my opinion ...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Rocky Mountain National Park epitomizes the grandeur of classic mountain scenery. The park contains a large segment of the Rockies Front Range one of the most impressive collections of jagged ...
    •  Guide

    Rocky Mountain National Park epitomizes the grandeur of classic mountain scenery. The park contains a large segment of the ...

  • Nymph, Dream and Emerald Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    This is a mix-and-match hike-you can pick the destination that best suits your mood and abilities. The first stop is lily pad-topped Nymph Lake. If you desire a more alpine setting, continue ...
    •  2 hours, 20 minutes
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a mix-and-match hike-you can pick the destination that best suits your mood and abilities. The first stop is lily ...

  • Hermit Park Open Space: Kruger Campground

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    Kruger Campground is located in Larimer County's Hermit Park Open Space. Hermit Park is a relatively new park, which opened in 2008, approximately 2 miles southeast of Estes Park. The campground ...
    •  Guide

    Kruger Campground is located in Larimer County's Hermit Park Open Space. Hermit Park is a relatively new park, which opened ...

  • Adams Falls

    2 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    A gentle trail leads to a misty falls within a spectacular defile. The easy walk to Adams Falls rises gradually amid lodgepole pines and glacially deposited boulders. Adams Falls is within a ...
    •  90 minutes
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A gentle trail leads to a misty falls within a spectacular defile. The easy walk to Adams Falls rises gradually amid lodgepole ...