Storm Pass Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Storm Pass Trail is a 6.1 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1591 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Good hike with snowshoes! Wind was brutal at the trail head but once we got into the trees was not too bad. The trail was a little hard to follow at the start... but once we got into the trees it was more visual via the tree line... Helps to have a GPS at the start to make sure you are on the trail when its covered in snow..

hiking
5 months ago

We all wore microspikes, but at some point wished we had snow shoes. This was hard for a middle aged Midwesterner (think corn fields). But views were really nice and the whole trek was peaceful - only saw two other people. Lots of serious uphill, snow and ice. Kids tried to go to Estes Cone, but lost the trail and got worried they'd get lost. Wouldn't really recommend unless you want a challenge and it's a nice day. took us 3.5 hours round trip.

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

There's a reason most people give this one a pass and head to Bear/Emerald - pretty difficult, long, but not an immense amount of scenery. Good chance you'll see some wildlife out there, though.

hiking
10 months 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.

10 months 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
11 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!

hiking
11 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
11 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
Sunday, May 14, 2017

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
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!

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, September 21, 2015

Trail was used very lightly the day I was there. Offered some great views and since I went there in mid September, there were sections where you can see beautiful fall colors.

Monday, July 13, 2015

It was a great trail saw a moose there.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

recorded RMNP - Lily Eugenia Mine

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Friday, March 04, 2016

recorded Storm Pass Trail

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Friday, October 16, 2015

recorded

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Monday, June 09, 2014