Toll Memorial Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

walking

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
7 months ago

Interesting short trail to see the tundra. Easy hike my 60 year old mother was able to do.

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rocky
8 months ago

The views and tundra terrain are a beautiful site!

hiking
8 months ago

Paved but very steep pathway. Informational signs along the way tell of the tundra community around you. Saw pika and a marmot at the top. One of my favorite stops in Rocky Mountain.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views in this high elevation trail.

hiking
9 months ago

This is the Tundra Communities Trail. An enjoyable stroll through the tundra with informative short plaques along the way. We saw a pika at the start of the trail and sunbathing marmots along the way. Some wildflowers and butterflies too. Absolutely worth the very short scramble to the top of the rock pile at the end - you are rewarded with a 360 degree panorama of the Rockies. The wind whipped up toward the end and I wished I had my cozy hat!

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little walk at high altitude. Paved trail that is all up hill toward two rock formations. I made it to the near pile when thunder peaked and you could see the rain sheeting down from clouds approaching the trail. Nice views and placards along the paved route discuss various information about the tundra.

walking
10 months ago

short, paved walk through tundra ecosystem. Scenery is 4/5 and the explanatory info panels were interesting if you're into learning more about the tundra community

hiking
10 months ago

Wonderful easy hike for those who want to get out and stretch their legs! not at the halfway mark, but close. I saw marmots & pikas. If you go all the way to the end, make sure to climb the huge rocks, there is a Trail Ridge Mountain Index and Distance to National Parks. It rained on the trip and was very windy and chilly (56 degrees). Dress warm, wish I had my stocking cap. Crazy the weather changes because it was 80+ in Estes before we headed up. Enjoy everyone!

hiking
10 months ago

This is a special trail because of the views and landscape. The lack of oxygen makes it a pretty slow walk, but you don't need to rush the view, so take your time. Climb the rock formation at the end of the trail to see the map, have a seat and realize how lucky you are to be there.

hiking
10 months ago

Great stop for incredible views, but not much of a hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is awesome. You will get to see the Tundra. Since elevation is high there is less oxygen. So go slow:)

hiking
11 months ago

beautiful Alpine hike in the morning

hiking
Thu Oct 04 2018

This trail and the ute trail are probably my two favorite trails ever. this trail is actually called the tundra communities trail. it has some beautiful rock/quartz formations but the best thing about it is being level with the clouds and watch the clouds roll over the weird landscape. its super eerie and beautiful. the moss and tundra plant beds are also beautiful and unique. its so colorful up close. its not a difficult trail but be prepared for the high altitude air if you arent used to it go slow stop and look around and enjoy the surroundings.

hiking
Thu Sep 27 2018

A fun hike that is worth the time. Dress warm with the wind. Educational signs. Some fun rocks to climb at the end (optional). Great view of Mt Chapin and some of the Alpine lakes. Can see Longs Peak and Alpine Visitors Center. Please stay on the trail. I asked some visitors from China to please respect the signs for Keep Off areas. Let’s all help each other keep it nice for the future.

Fri Sep 21 2018

Walked this on 9/20. We hadn’t researched it so we didn’t know what to expect, but it was probably the highlight of our day on the Trail Ridge. It was incredibly windy and cold. We got to the top and enjoyed climbing over the rocks up to the Memorial index. On the way down we saw a snow storm roll in. I thought it was rain coming towards us but it was snow pellets. Near white out conditions for about 15 mins. On our way back down a coyote crossed the path in front us, which was a surprise. We waited out the snow storm in the car. Really recommend, but prepare for the wind!!

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

Paved path to the end of the trail. On top of the rocks at the end of the trail you can find the Trail Ridge Mountain Index. Great view of the mushroom rocks. At such altitude, even acclimated, you will feel the effects of being so high above sea level. Some sign post reading along the way, will give you a chance to catch your breath and not make you look so weak. Windy!!

hiking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Spectacular tundra views for such a short, easy hike! A favorite location to bring our family and friends when visiting.

hiking
Fri Aug 10 2018

At over 12,000 feet not everyone would consider the uphill part of the trail easy. The views are spectacular. Of course there are too many people.

hiking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Nice jaunt to a high elevation view of the top of Trail Ridge Road and 360 degree view of the Rockies. Lots of cool tundra plants and flowers. Do the little rock scramble at the end to the actual memorial. See how many mountains you can pick out.

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2018

Doesn’t look very appealing from the beginning of the trail but we are so glad we stopped to hike this one. Very cool trail with mushroom rocks and a couple lookouts at the top of the trail. I thought the wild flowers everywhere were awesome. Climb up on the rocks for very cool views in all directions. Took us about 45 min from start to finish with about 15 min to check out the views from the top. Hiked July 11. One of the better trails we stopped at on trail ridge road.

Tue Jul 24 2018

Very enjoyable. Great break in a long car ride. Breathtaking scenery. The trail itself was an easy walk. Not a place to stop if you are looking for solitude, but if you like meeting people it’s amazing. Every time we were trying to take pictures someone would offer to help so we could get nice shots of all of us.

Sat Jul 07 2018

Short. Gorgeous. Easily accessible for those walking. Paved but bumpy. Amazing views.

walking
Fri Jun 15 2018

It’s an easy trail (if you want to call it one; it’s a paved walkway to the end), but the altitude might make it difficult for some. Completed this on 05/27/18. The views are spectacular! Definitely climb the rocks at the end to get some good views and to see the mountain index. It’s called Tundra Communities Trail on the sign and on the RMNP map.

Wed Jun 13 2018

Short but terrific trail with well designed informational panels describing the habitat. High altitude will make the trip a bit difficult for some, but is well worth the effort.

Fri Jun 08 2018

It’s a walk in the sky. Great views. Fairly easy, short hike with informational plaques along the route. Near the end are several rock outcroppings that you can climb, and the “Trail Ridge Mountain Index” at the Toll memorial. We saw a lot of marmots.

Thu Jun 07 2018

Fun trail, with neat payoff at the end

hiking
Sun Jun 03 2018

A beautiful trail at 12,000 ft. Steep in the beginning but levels later. We spotted a pika when we were here. It was already cold, but the wind when we were here made it feel colder than it would have been otherwise. Lot of informative markers along the trail. There was good amount of snow when we did the trail and the kids loved that.

hiking
Sat Oct 28 2017

This is a wonderful paved trail across the open alpine tundra. It is a little steep at first, before quickly leveling out somewhat (climbing about 160 feet in elevation to a maximum height of roughly 12,300 feet...not much in terms of length or elevation gain, but the altitude makes its presence known). Be sure to stop for the many informative interpretive markers, and take the small side trail to see the unique Mushroom Rocks with a fantastic view on the far side across the TRR to Forest Canyon and Longs Peak in the distance (weather permitting). At the end of the trail, look for the plaque in the rocks dedicated to Roger Toll, an early RMNP superintendent. There is also a large geographical marker on top of the rocks. During our visit in late July, we saw several marmots and pikas along the trail, and bighorn sheep near the base of the trail at Rock Cut.

hiking
Sun Sep 24 2017

It was a great little hike. We enjoyed the drive up past 12,000 ft!

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