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    Mount Chapin–Mount Chiquita–Ypsilon Mountain Traverse

    Estes Park, Colorado

    Mount Chapin–Mount Chiquita–Ypsilon Mountain Traverse

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    Arvada, CO
    Ranger | 3328 pts
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    9/14/2018
    This trail gets steep very soon after it gets started and remains unforgiving because of the gain in altitude, the rock terrain or both. Having said that, it is a rather amazing trail because of the views it offers and the physical challenge. I did all three peaks and it took me about 3 h to reach Ypsilon. After a 30 min break I headed back down and it took and it took about two and a half hours. Beyond Chapin you basically have to follow your nose and a few cairns that are placed here and there because there is no real trail. It is also ver rocky. On the way back I took the trail from Chapin pass (marked with a large cairn) back to the trail head. Is less rocky
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    Wheaton, IL
    Trailblazer | 567 pts
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    9/12/2010
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    Trail Information

    Estes Park
    Nearby City
    7.9
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    4–6 hours
    Duration
    June–September
    Season
    Rocky Mountain National Park
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