Marmot Point Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
#94 of 145 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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
21 days 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!

hiking
2 months ago

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

4 months ago

Quick hike up

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016