Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain

MODERATE 7 reviews
#76 of 112 trails in

Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain is a 10.2 mile out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.2 miles
3,257 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running



1 month ago

you can't actually Park at this destination Point. Don't follow the directions. you have to park at the North Fork trailhead. that then takes you to the Miller Fork Trail. lots of elevation gain. Beautiful views. No one else on the trail.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

First 1 mile kinda boring-the rest gorgeous. The part along creek was gorgeous with rocks and flowers. Up hill after that to lookout -so many aspens. Only saw the dirt bikes-and two hikers.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The trail to Lookout is ok. the first mile is through Aspen forest and is fairly beautiful. After that the trail is moderately rigorous with not too much of a view even at the top of the Mountain, due to surrounding trees. Its not a bad, trail, but the lack of views on the way up is a bit disappointing. Also a couple of dirtbikes legally using the trail, which I dont love in the woods.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two different ways to get there, via Poudre Canyon or through Pennock Pass. Very pretty area especially in the fall and plenty of beautiful scenery on this hike that runs in and out of the the stream. Not too strenuous just plan for mountain weather, take snacks, and water. :)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A good, long hike with awesome views of surrounding area from the summit. The trail is hard to follow at some points.

5 months ago

Monday, March 19, 2012