Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Donner Pass and Lookout Mountain is a 10.4 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.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3185 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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. :)

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, March 19, 2012