Storm Pass Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Storm Pass Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

It's ok if you don't like elevation and just want a quiet walk in the park

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail. Only saw two hikers on trail. Steady incline up and not too technical. Beautiful mushrooms that I've never seen before all along the trail. Didn't make it to the end because of bad weather coming in, but from what I understand the end is rocky and grueling.

1 month ago

Nice trail good way to spend a few hours
Good views of longs peak do Estes cone
While your there that's where things get harder

hiking
2 months ago

Unremarkable trail. We were the only people on the trail most of the way. Steady incline all of the way up. You get to experience the "smells of nature" for about half of the trail. Parking is rough, few spaces and lots of people, arrive early!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful greenery with a pretty steady uphill climb. Wasn't a single person on the trail with us except for a couple coming down from Estes Cone, so if you like a peaceful quiet hike this is for you. Would have loved to continue up towards Estes Cone to get to a peak but the weather was getting worse and we didn't want to take the risk. I'd be more willing to hike this again if I knew I'd be able to climb to the top because the end of the trail is pretty flat ground with not much of a view.

hiking
2 months ago

Real pretty hike. Nobody was on the trail. It does have a steady incline but nothing crazy. It was a little more difficult carrying a little guy around on a pack.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Not much to see until you get up the Cone, at which point the views of Estes Valley and Meeker/Longs Peak are tremendous. The rock climb up the Cone for the last 0.6 miles is grueling. The rest of the trail is well maintained. Some of the gnarled trees near the top have tremendous shape and textures from the high winds and occasional fires.

hiking
4 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Loved this trail! Inbound is all uphill but definitely doable at your own pace! There is significant amount of "horse apples" on this trail. We arrived and parked at Lily Lake around 8am on a Friday morning and there was plenty of parking (plus you don't have to pay RMNP entrance fee). Great way to get to Estes Cone! If going up to Estes Cone look for the cairns on the way up and bring a jacket!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike. Good steady climb. Used this trail to meet up with the Estes Cone.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

2 stars for the one mile portion of this trail between Bear Lake Rd and Sprague Lake. Nothing special with lots of horse poo.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016