North Inlet Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Distance12.8mi
Elevation Gain5,912ft
Trailhead Elevation8,534ft
Top12,221ft
Elevation Min/Max8469/12221ft
Elevation Start/End8534/8534ft

North Inlet Trail

North Inlet Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County and Grand County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 12.8 miles long and begins at 8,534 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,912 feet. The North Inlet Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms and a parking. The Cascade Falls attraction can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail are camp sites. This trail connects with the following: Tonahutu Creek Trail.

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Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"Six falls line the North Inlet Trail at Grand Lake, with a seventh waterfall tucked away into the hillside above the trail. From the western slopes of 13,153-foot Taylor Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, and from Lake Nokoni below 12,324-foot Ptarmigan Mountain, North Inlet flows west and into the big lake, splashing and spilling its way through the mountainside with a series of cascades, chutes, horsetails, and plunges that make for a wonderful waterfall hike. Parking at the North Inlet Trailhead is limited, so you may have to park at the bottom of the hill and hike up. Hiking to all these waterfalls is a major undertaking, and most people turn around at Cascade Falls. If you plan on day-hiking to see all seven waterfalls, bring plenty of snacks and water and start early." Read more

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Rocky Mountain National Park
Parks
Waterfalls
Features
Rocky Mountain National Park, (970) 586-1206, www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Pages 28 C4 and 29 C5; USGS Colorado Quad Maps: Grand Lake, McHenrys Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018