Hallett Peak is a 9.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Great alpine hike with views galore, from wooded lake to mountain peak. Hike north around Bear Lake about 1/4 mile. Follow signs to Flattop Mountain. Enjoy the Dream Lake overlook on the way. On Flattop enjoy the views on the continental divide, when ready turn south and follow the ridge trail up to the peak. Watch out for rain/snow on the top. Return the way you came.
Wonderful hike. There are beautiful views of the lakes from above, these lookouts are stunning. Once you get to the tundra it can be pretty windy. Don't stop at flattop, keep going it's worth it. Pretty popular trail and of course the trail head at bear lake is very busy. In the summer go early or use the park and ride. Leave early enough to be back in treeline by afternoon, the thunder clouds build quickly. Lots of cute marmots and pikas too. Hiked this trail about 4 times in the last 8 years or so, it's a top five favorite of mine, views are spectacular.
Wonderful trail!! Loved it. I would put this as moderate. To the actual Peak is a class 2 scramble so that was slightly difficult . Highly recommend
amazing views. challenging. winds were brutal after the tree line. breathtaking. take your time and look around. my first summit hike ever and I loved it.
Great rewarding hike.