Allenspark Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Elevation Gain896ft
Trailhead Elevation8,917ft
Elevation Min/Max8915/9663ft
Elevation Start/End8917/8917ft

Allenspark Trail

Allenspark Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 8,917 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 896 feet. The Allenspark information board and the Allenspark Trailhead parking are near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Finch Lake - Pear Lake Trail and Finch Lake Cutoff Trail.

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Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"This trek offers two alternatives that go high above Wild Basin. You can hike to either the overlook at the trail intersection or Finch Lake. You can reach these destinations from either the Allenspark Trail or the Wild Basin Trailhead. The overlook offers spectacular views of this glacier-carved wonderland from above. You are also treated to great views of Mount Meeker and Chief’s Head to name just a couple. You can reach this overlook or Finch Lake by either taking a side trip or climbing up from the Wild Basin Valley or starting higher up on the Allenspark Trailhead." Read more

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This is my favorite trail in RMNP. It changes every 30 mins! It is a strenuous moderate. Starts out right up the side of a mountain- that scares most people off, so it is not a well-worn trail. :-) After the steady 25 min incline it switches back to an aspen grove, later you will have half an hour of step climbing. The lake is beautiful, albeit difficult to reach sometimes due to snow, except late July/Aug.

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Additional Use
Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps

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Dec 2018