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  • Larimer County, Colorado

    Top Spots in and near Larimer County

    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak

      4.4
      9.73 mi / 3240 ft gain
      Arrive at the Bear Lake Trailhead. Follow abundant signage toward Flattop Peak. Once you arrive at the summit of Flattop identify the unnamed unmaintained trail leading south toward Hallett Peak. Round the head of Tyndall Gorge and ascend the rocky slopes toward the summit by connecting short use...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Snowshoe to Emerald Lake

      4.6
      3.6 mi / 605 ft gain
      Snowshoeing to Emerald Lake was completely different from hiking the trail during summer. Instead of hiking around Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake, I was able to go straight across them (check the ice to make sure it's thick enough to support your weight). Rocky Mountain National Park's...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Climb Notchtop Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park

      5.0
      3.5 mi / 1550 ft gain
      Park at Bear Lake, and follow the signs north of the lake to Odessa Lake. However, do NOT go all the way to Odessa Lake; after about 3 miles, when Notchtop is in full view, the trail begins to descend to Odessa Lake. Find an unmarked spur trail to the left which leads to shallow Lake Helene, then...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Hike Flattop Hallett Andrews Loop

      5.0
      10.9 mi / 3238 ft gain
      Bear Lake to Flattop Mountain The trail starts at Bear Lake, where you get a view of Hallett Peak (12,713 ft) which will be the highpoint of your hike. After a short walk on the Bear Lake Trail, take the path to the right. After 1/2 a mile, take a trail left to the north. 1/2 a mile later, stay l...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Dragon's Tail Couloir Climb

      5.0
      Start your day at the Bear Lake parking lot, and head out on the short 2-mile approach that winds uphill past Nymph and Dream Lake. After arriving at Emerald Lake, skirt around the shore on the left side to reach the bottom of the couloir, clearly visibile on the far side of the lake.The 1500 ft ...
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    • Larimer County, Colorado

      Lake Haiyaha

      5.0
      3.64 mi / 800 ft gain
      Begin the hike at the Bear Lake trailhead, this will be the same for any season you chose to hike to the lake. From the Bear Lake trailhead follow the Dream Lake trail for ~1.05 miles to just before Dream Lake itself. The trail is very easy to follow up to this point in all seasons. In winter the...
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    • Allenspark, Colorado

      Sandbeach Lake Trail

      4.0
      8.56 mi / 2057 ft gain
      Sandbeach Lake is best known for (as you can probably guess) its wide sandy shore. At nearly 50 feet deep, it is one of Rocky Mountain National Parks deepest lakes. If you are looking to fish at the lake, make sure to bring barbless flies and lures. There are six official campsites (1.8 miles Hol...
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    • Bellvue, Colorado

      Snowshoe Sawmill Creek Trail

      7 mi / 1660 ft gain
      To reach the Sawmill Creek Trailhead you have to park at the Blue Lake Trailhead parking lot located across from Long Draw Road (Rd 156) Turn-off. Once you park here you'll see a big sign for the Blue Lake Trail but you'll have to continue following the road up (Southwest) for about 100 yards unt...
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    • Grover, Colorado

      Pawnee Buttes

      4.43 mi / 427 ft gain
      The Pawnee Buttes are a major geological feature within Pawnee National Grasslands in the far northeastern part of Colorado. There are two sandstone buttes that each rise over 300ft from the surrounding areas. There are also several other mesas nearby that are worth exploring. The trail is very ...
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