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Best trails in Estes Park

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Looking for a great trail near Estes Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 166 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Ready for some activity? There are 85 moderate trails in Estes Park ranging from 0.6 to 39 miles and from 7,339 to 13,047 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Estes Park
Top trails (166)
#1 - Lily Mountain Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
The view from the top is absolutely incredible, making the steep climb every bit worth it at the end. Depending on the time of year, the top can be icy and slippery so come prepared with traction or pShow more
#2 - Kruger Rock Trail
Hermit Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Please note: Hermit Park may close for the winter season for migratory animals. Please check with the park prior to your visit. The Kruger Rock trail head is accessed in Hermit Park, an open space juShow more
#3 - Panorama Peak and The Notch
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
There is a gate at the trailhead that seasonally closes the trail to vehicular traffic.Show more
#4 - Emerald Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
This scenic hiking trail to Emerald Lake from the Bear Lake Trailhead is a popular route in Rocky Mountain National Park. Hikers will pass pristine alpine lakes including Nymph Lake and Dream Lakes anShow more
#5 - Lion Gulch Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 28 m
Trail is open after being closed due to floods in early 2017. The trail has changed and is not well marked. More work will be done to improve the trail going forward. Please check with the park page fShow more
#6 - Lake Estes Trail
Estes Park, Colorado
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
A pleasant walk around Lake Estes offers views of the valley. There are many benches available around the lake to enjoy the panoramic views.Show more
#7 - Bierstadt Lake Trail
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Bierstadt Lake Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#8 - Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail [CLOSED]
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
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. (https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/conditions.htm)Show more
#9 - Homestead Meadows and Moose Meadows Loop
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
A hike that takes you back into history after a nice walk up a scenic gulch. The trail progresses in a westerly direction up a narrow and scenic gulch. There are several bridges and log crossings onShow more
#10 - Gem Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Gem Lake is a great little hike with some awesome views of Estes Park. The hike starts just outside of Estes up Devils Gulch Road. Turn on to Lumpy Ridge Road and park in the lot. Dogs are not allowShow more
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