Best Estes Park Hikes: Twenty of the Best Hikes Near Estes Park, Colorado


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The trails range from short, scenic, and wheelchair accessible hikes near Estes Park to moderately difficult and even seriously challenging adventures. This guide will take you from the summit of Twin Sisters Peak, at 11,428 feet with great walking through fragrant pine forests to the gently meandering paved trail around Lake Estes, which affords panoramic views of Longs Peak. With this guide, you will have the opportunity to sample wild raspberries along moderate trails crossed by rushing mountain streams, marvel at butterscotch-scented ponderosa pines, and test your legs and endurance on a 13-mile loop through fir and pine forests. You will linger for lunch at Gem Lake, ponder the lives of early explorers and homesteaders at Homestead Meadows, soothe your feet in cold mountain streams, and survey your surroundings with a trek to the 11,000-foot Estes Cone.
AuthorWard Luthi
Pages104 pages
Dimensions4 x 7 x 0.2 in
Mountaineers Books
  • Features myriads of hikes in Estes Park, Colorado (home of Rocky Mountain National Park)
  • Ranges from short, easy walks to strenuous, all day hikes