Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak

Estes Park, Colorado 80511

Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak

Flattop Mountain & Hallet Peak Professional Review and Guide

"This moderate to challenging hike features some of the best views of the sheer, granite west side of Longs Peak and the magical, glacier sculpture of Glacier Gorge with a majestic, bird’s-eye view of Bierstadt, Sprague, Bear, Dream, and Black lakes.

The west side of Longs Peak and the famous Keyboard of the Wind (ridgetop rock sentinels) sweep into Black Lake, and Hallet’s sharp prow becomes ever more impressive as you climb into the sky. You can enjoy these views covering part of the trail to the overlooks, without summiting Flattop."

More Flattop Mountain & Hallet Peak Professional Reviews and Guides

"The hike up Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak is truly a memorable experience. The switchbacks up the eastern slope of Flattop, and the last few hundred feet of rock scrambling to Hallett’s summit, may be daunting for those unaccustomed to long uphill or higher-elevation hikes, but this is a well-marked trail with no technical or exposed hiking.

Wildlife sightings are possible as the trail progresses up Flattop’s eastern flank to the Continental Divide and one of the park’s most prominently visible landmarks,Hallett Peak. Start this hike early in order to secure a parking spot at the trailhead and to avoid possible afternoon thunderstorms."

Flattop Mountain & Hallet Peak Reviews

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Came up on Flattop from the west via the Tonohutu Trail. Pretty challenging but worth every step!!!
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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
10
Distance
2,850 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
9,475 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Skiing
Additional Use
Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps

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Oct 2018