Timberline Pass

Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Timberline Pass

Timberline Pass Professional Review and Guide

"The hike to Timberline Pass is the easiest way to experience broad expanses of alpine tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park. Perhaps the most notable feature of Rocky Mountain National Park is its wide area of easily accessible alpine tundra.

“Tundra” is a Russian word for the land without trees covered by carpets of low-growing plants that exist in the vicinity of the Arctic Circle and above tree line. A perfect example of this simple-looking but complex environment completely surrounds the Ute Trail from Trail Ridge Road to Timberline Pass."

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"Undulating entirely above the trees, this track used by ancient Utes amid jagged peaks descends a bit to a giant pile of rocks surrounded by alpine tundra."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
USGS Trail Ridge and McHenrys Peak; Trails Illustrated Longs Peak
Local Maps

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Oct 2018