Triple Threat Trail

Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Triple Threat Trail

Triple Threat Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"How about three summits on one great hike? This classic trek offers a full day of breathtaking high-altitude views along a mostly unmarked, above-timberline route. Beginning at the historic Old Fall River Road, the path climbs nearly without interruption to the rounded peaks of three very old mountains: Chapin, Chiquita, and Ypsilon.

Unforgettable sights of distant high mountains, alpine ridges, and richly forested valleys lie in every direction, and the descent through primeval woods to Chapin Creek is a perfect finale to the trip. It is an arduous hike indeed, however, and just when you think it’s over, the last stretch of trail climbs 520 feet in a half-mile. It is a chore just to lift your boots off the ground by this point, but it’s worth every weary step."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
4,185 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
7 hours
June through October
11,164 feet
Trailhead Elevation
13,514 feet
Top Elevation
Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Trail Ridge
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018