Specimen Mountain Crater Trail [GESCHLOSSEN]

MITTELSCHWER 2 Bewertungen
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Specimen Mountain Crater Trail [GESCHLOSSEN] ist ein 1.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Estes Park, Colorado. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten.

Entfernung: 1.9 miles Höhenunterschied: 715 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

geschlossen

keine Hunde

"The Crater" and surrounding open tundra slopes on Specimen and Shipler Mountains are closed year-round to all travel. The Crater Trail and adjacent off-trail areas north and west of Trail Ridge Road (with the exception of the Poudre River Trail), on both sides of the Crater trail, are closed pending the completion of an Environmental Assessment that addresses damage and threats to natural and cultural resources. For a map showing the closure area, please see https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/Specimen-Mountain-Bighorn-Sheep-Protection-Area-Map.pdf This beautiful hike climbs through thick forest and tops out at the crater, just above treeline. It is illegal to climb to the actual peak because it is a wildlife protection area. But the hike to the crater offers spectacular views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Never Summer Wilderness.

Wed Sep 07 2016

From the RMNP site on area closures: Bighorn Sheep Closures - Year Round "The Crater" and surrounding open tundra slopes on Specimen and Shipler Mountains are closed year-round to all travel. View a map of the closure. The Crater Trail and adjacent off-trail areas north and west of Trail Ridge Road (with the exception of the Poudre River Trail), on both sides of the Crater trail, are closed pending the completion of an Environmental Assessment that addresses damage and threats to natural and cultural resources. This is an area closure, not just a trail closure. I believe it has been closed for a couple years.

wandern
Mon Dec 03 2012

Fun hike that I like to do whenever I'm in the area because it is pretty short and fast, but has some beautiful views. You are almost certain to see elk, deer, or bighorn sheep, and even the occasional bear.