Estes Cone Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews
#29 of 135 trails in

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
1988 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

4 days ago

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

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days 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.

20 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This was an unexpected hike & trail. Literally the nicest hike we experienced our entire stay, including Flat Top and Hallet's. It was less busy over the holiday weekend. Start at Storm Pass Trailhead, found parking on side of road. For sure-Take the last .7 mile trek to the top of Cone, and when you "think" you're at the top, unless you are at the tippy top and see 360 degree, panoramic breathtaking view of Glacier Basin and surrounding Mountaintops, keep looking for the manmade trail rock pile guides, one little Boulder climb at very top to reach your summit. We are not professional hikers nor climbers, did not have poles, and we are totally afraid of heights and we did it and it was worth it! Glad we pushed our minds over matter at the top. Approx 5 hrs in and out with picnic at top and leisurely pace.

1 month ago

I got engaged on top. Hard at the end but well worth it for the views.

1 month ago

awesome trail, great views, relatively easy.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Too bad it was overcast, it hid some gorgeous views. But the hike was worth it, ditto what the previous reviewed posted about the last 0.7 miles, keep an eye out for the stone sculptures, it will make it easier to go up. And take your time, it's a pretty steep gain in altitude.

Got there at 8:45am and had to park on the side of the road, get there early if you can.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago