Estes Cone Trail

MODERATE 88 reviews
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Estes Cone Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1847 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

The summit of Estes Cone trail offers some of the best views found in the area. Getting to the summit takes a bit of effort, but it well worth it. The summit offers a 360-degree view that includes Estes Valley, Mummy Range, the Continental Divide, Longs Peak, Mount Meeker, Twin Sisters, and Lily Lake below.

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11 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

We were first people on the trail and had to do some route finding. Got off the trail a couple of times. Beautiful views at the top.

24 days ago

We wore spikes and gators today. Pretty easily followed the well-placed cairns to the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Hiked this trail yesterday. The views were absolutely worth it! Like the others have stated, all the elevation comes in the last 0.7 miles. This is a great hike if you like to get off the trail and climb a bit. Took us about 1:45 up and 1:15 down. Clocked roughly 7.4 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

easy to get to, well maintained, and a great destination. I would take my out of town friends on this one-- it won't kill you but the view at the end is great. only problem is all the elevation happens in the last 0.7, but it's not bad

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice and easy hike from Longs Peak Trailhead for the first 2 miles. The last mile is moderate and at an incline until you get to Estes Cone (which you will have to traverse up some rocks for about 1/4 mile). The views from Estes Cone are fabulous while the trail itself is ok. I would recommend this hike for the vistas.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved every minute of this hike. It took 1hr 45 mins to reach the cone at a very leisurely pace, and another 1.5 hours to get done. The scenery was beautiful - nice blend of forest and wilderness. Hiking the top is tricky so be sure to follow the cairns.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

We just hiked it today. Absolutely amazing views from the top. We had the trail mostly to ourselves.

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect trail for those who want to reach a peak but dont have the time to hike one of the big boys. We could have stayed at the top all day but had to scurry down fast to beat the storm that was coming.

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