Ute Trail - Tombstone Ridge

EASY 47 reviews
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Ute Trail - Tombstone Ridge is a 5.7 mile moderately 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, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1978 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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19 days ago

Beautiful views on this trail. We were only able to go halfway until a storm approached quickly and had to turn around. Would love to do it again!

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21 days ago

Beautiful hike with soaring vistas.

26 days ago

Very easy.

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1 month ago

Stipulations on this hike. Cut it in half for sure. As you can see from the topo, there is a very steep drop off about half way. I would say it's a park the car, take a half hour to walk out along the ridge, and then go back to your car for a different hike that day-- there's no way I would go down that decline and then turn around and come back up. We planned to connect to beaver mountain trail and had a friend pick us up down in the valley-- that's the way to do it if you want to continue.

hiking
1 month ago

Did half of this hike noon on Sunday, 7/9/2017.

As mentioned, only went as far as just before the valley. Some incline in the beginning of the hike, but nothing crazy. The trail is easy to follow, and is half dirt and half rocks. Not very crowded. Nice views of the park.

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1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes to date. Absolutely stunning views with light traffic. Little bit of an incline at the beginning but then the trail evens out till you get to the ridge. If you're looking for an easy hike to see the peaks and captures beautiful pictures then this hike is for you. If you"re wanting a little more of a workout, head down the ridge into the valley. Remember to stay on the trail as it is all tundra!

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike and great chance of seeing herds of elk. We stop at the large pile of rocks before the decent into the valley.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views. The perfect morning hike.

2 months ago

Easy out and back with amazing views!! We stopped just before tree line so we didn't have to climb back up to the ridge.