Kingston Peak Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Most of this route is above timberline with outstanding 360degree views much of the way. Several fourteeners can be seen from the top, including Longs Peak to the north and Mt. Evans to the south. Immediately west is James Peak at 13,294 ft. On a clear day, you can see Interstate 70 and Georgetown to the south. Enjoy an outstanding birdseye view of Loch Lomond, Trail #28, from overlook at the Rockhouse.
Here a large pile of rocks, deposited by passersby, has accumulated over a period of many years. If you wish to join in the fun, take an exotic rock along to add to the pile. ATVs should access the trail from the north end where plenty of parking is available. Parking in Alice is limited to steep, rough roads high above the town. You cannot park or ride ATVs in town. Western side of trail is rocky with two steep sections. An experienced driver can manage the trail in an aggressive, high-clearance, stock SUV with low-range gearing. The trail climbs above 12,000 feet where snow can linger well into July. Early snows can also shut down the upper portion of trail as early as mid-September."