Chapin Pass Trail to Mount Chapin

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Chapin Pass Trail to Mount Chapin is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
17 minutes ago

Took about three hours to complete, two out and one hour on the return trip. Took upper path on the accent, and descended via the lower trail. Great views almost the entire hike. Advise getting to the trail head pre 7am as parking is very limited on the Old Fall River Rd near the trail head.

27 days ago

Spent the evening on the trail and I had a wonderful time, made it in time to see the sunset and turn right back around. Lots of wildlife - kind of intimidating walking by fauna that stand taller than you do, so remember to carry a headlamp if you intend on adventuring past dusk. Pretty moderate overall, couldn’t recommend it more, just keep an eye on the weather

1 month ago

It has everything!…forest trails, treeless rocky paths, a comfortable lower route to the summit and INCREDIBLE VIEWS AT THE TOP! It’ll take you longer than the app says. At least it did for me!

1 month ago

Great trail. Moderate. Enjoyed the view and lots of marmot up top.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and chances to see a variety of wildlife along the way. The last 1/4 mile or so to the summit of Mt. Chapin is a rather challenging scramble. Just choose a reasonable looking spot and start heading up. Stick to the rocks where possible to avoid damaging the tundra.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike! Beautiful! Very unpopular so very little crowd. We saw a small group of elks at the valley near the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

This is such a beautiful hike we did back in 2013 the day before our Longs Peak climb. Be sure to continue on to Mt. Chiquita where the views are just amazing. Get there before 8 a.m. to get one of the few parking spots along Old Fall River Road.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Very windy at the top, but worth the view.

10 months ago

Nice trail beware of high winds

hiking
11 months ago

We had to turn back because a storm was coming but we made it most of the way so I'm counting it. It was beautiful up there.

11 months ago

Easy access to high altitudes. Some steep parts. Great views. Took us 3 hrs.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Low traffic, great views at the top, nice mix of forest, fields, exposure. Very windy (hiked it twice), bring layers.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

An intermediate hike that takes a total of 4 hours. Mount Chapin has some great views from the top!

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great hike with breathtaking views at the top! Difficult when still adjusting to the altitude, but good mix of flat/steep terrain. The summit was a great place for a picnic

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Challenging with great views! Temperature changes rapidly so bring layers!!! Gloves especially. took about an hour and 20 minutes to get to the top!

hiking
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Nice hike high up in
Rocky Mountain National Park. 1999 -aug.

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