Marmot Point Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
#97 of 149 trails in

Marmot Point Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October.

0.8 miles
328 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

Near the top of Old Fall River Road is a short, but somewhat steep hike to great 360 views of mountains, forest, meadows, and canyons. Marmots will entertain your hike to the top. While this is easy for regular hikers, it could be a little challenge for non-hikers. You are above the tree line, so expect cool to cold winds, especially at the top. There is limited parking available and the trail is very easy to follow.

4 months ago

I love this short but relatively steep trail to the 11,909 foot summit of Marmot Point. The 360 degree views are spectacular, including looking back down to Old Fall River Road and across to Alpine Ridge. During my July visit, I passed grazing elk on the way up with an amazing backdrop of beautiful valleys and mountains. And the location is well-named, as there were marmots scurrying in many directions. Don’t be in a rush to reach the Alpine Visitor Center at the end of the road and miss this wonderful spot!

6 months ago

Busy! But it's RMNP so it's worth it.

8 months ago

Quick hike up

Saturday, September 24, 2016

One of several places to stop and stretch your legs along Old Fall River Road. Great views in all directions as you are above the tree line. Yes, there is a reason they call it Marmot Point as the little critters will dot your path.

9 months ago

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016