Forest Canyon Overlook

EASY 5 reviews
#63 of 121 trails in

Forest Canyon Overlook is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from June until August.

0.2 miles 29 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



wild flowers


A short, paved walkway leads to an observation platform offering view of vast Forest Canyon, where the erosion work of glaciers is clearly evident, and a look at the peaks of the Continental Divide beyond. Near the overlook, watch for pikas, marmots, and other small mammals.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Short breathtaking hike.. Not to be missed on Trail Ridge Road

scenic driving
11 months ago


2 years ago

This short trail is very nice and has wonderful views looking down into the canyon/valley below. This trail should only be used independently by very strong wheelchair users. It is very steep in areas(12%+ slope). It is a good trail but the wheelchair accessibility is lacking.

3 years ago

Spectacular views of Forest Canyon and of tundra wildflowers. Elk are frequently visible from the overlook and it's a great place for a photo.