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The Best Hiking in Estes Park

Looking for the best hiking in Estes Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Estes Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Estes Park

  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Lake Estes Trail

    3.96 mi / 200 ft gain
    Lake Estes Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Alma, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Oldman Mountain

    0.54 mi / 374 ft gain
    Oldman Mountain trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    MacGregor Falls Trail

    6.22 mi / 840 ft gain
    MacGregor Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Black Canyon, Dark Mountain, Cow Creek, Gem Lake Loop

    10.38 mi / 2274 ft gain
    Black Canyon, Dark Mountain, Cow Creek, Gem Lake Loop trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Glen Haven, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge Loop

    1.61 mi / 374 ft gain
    Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge Loop trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Glen Haven, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Black Canyon Trail

    7.55 mi / 1575 ft gain
    Black Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    McGregor Ranch Trail

    2.57 mi / 807 ft gain
    McGregor Ranch Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Hike Lumpy Ridge to Gem Lake

    4.3
    3.5 mi / 950 ft gain
    Begin by parking at the Lumpy Ridge trailhead, which is a couple miles outside of Estes Park on McGregor Avenue. At the trailhead, there are numerous signs indicating hiking trails, climbing routes, and other information about the area. After parking start hiking on the trail to the right of the ...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Gem Lake Trail and Lumpy Ridge Loop

    4.07 mi / 1125 ft gain
    Gem Lake Trail and Lumpy Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Gem Trail to Balanced Rock

    7.23 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Gem Trail to Balanced Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Twin Owls Loop

    0.83 mi / 732 ft gain
    Twin Owls Loop trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Eagle Cliff Mountain

    2.53 mi / 1145 ft gain
    Eagle Cliff Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Estes Park, Colorado.
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Hike the Kruger Rock Trail

    4 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Cutting through the forested hills surrounding Estes Valley, the Kruger Rock Trail is a well-marked 4 mile loop to the top of Kruger Rock. The trail begins in Hermit Park Open Space, located just a few miles southeast of Estes Park and is a moderate hike with around 1000 feet of elevation gain. C...
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  • Lyons, Colorado

    Kruger Rock Trail

    3.69 mi / 994 ft gain
    Kruger Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Buena Vista, Colorado.
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Photograph Elk in Moraine Park

    The perspective here is vastly different from other areas in Rocky Mountain National Park as Moraine Park is essentially a large, very flat valley surrounded by tall mountains. You'll want to come during the elks' rutting season, which is between mid-September and mid-October. Park at the lot on ...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Balanced Rock via Cow Creek Trail

    7.39 mi / 1155 ft gain
    Balanced Rock via Cow Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Glen Haven, Colorado.
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