Mount Chiquita

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Mount Chiquita is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2142 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

views

wildlife

rocky

From Estes Park take Fall River Road into Rocky Mountain National Park. Go 2 miles past the Fall River Road entrance to the park and turn right onto Old Fall River Road. This is a one way dirt road, passable by any car. Take this road for an additional 7.8 miles to the Chapin Pass Trailhead. This is where your hike begins. As of 2005 park fees were $20 for 3 days or $35 for an annual pass.

22 days ago

Great hike views are wonderful
Worth the work to get to the top

1 month ago

Great trail with exceptional views and lots of wildlife. We saw elk and lots of marmots.

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2 months ago

Nice hike, there are two ways to go up the high hike across mount chapin, or valley hike up. We took the high way up and the valley hike down, no marked signs just follow the path. It was very windy and cold but was worth it, beautiful.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Awesome!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great easy hike with amazing views

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

I also would not agree with "easy" but the views are spectacular! The beginning and end are pretty rough but the majority of the trail is not too bad, if you have gotten used to the altitude. Start early and continue on to Ypsilon.


hiking
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I would not agree with the description of "easy" but it certainly is beautiful! It has a 2400 ft elevation gain, lots of boulder hopping, and following cairns to find the trail. There is a register on top - proof you tackled this 13er. The views are gorgeous but watch out for quick moving afternoon storms .