Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Estes Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

Beautiful views and super easy trail Signs need a little attention to help

lovely little hike. My 7 year olds first summit. I give it 5 stars because there is a little scrambling at the top which is fun but safe. And the views are awesome for the type of altitude you are at. In other words no trees obfuscating the view of the Dimond and other mountains surrounding.

hiking
15 days ago

We loved this trail. Although it is only 2 miles up and 2 miles back, we found parts of it challenging. You begin right away with a moderate climb. The last 100 yards it is fairly strenuous—especially to a novice hiker. However, it was well worth the effort. There are beautiful views as you make your way along the trail. At the top you have an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of RMNP Estes Park and points east. I would highly recommend this trail.

Beautiful hike that took just a couple of hours, our dog also loved it.

mountain biking
17 days ago

Rented bikes for our family of 5 ( kids 6, 10, 13) from Estes Park Mountain shop. Youngest on a tag a long. Mostly flat, well-paved. Made it around lake in less than 30 minutes. Explored a few side routes as well. Easy family ride. Opportunities to play in water and playgrounds if you wanted to.

off road driving
17 days ago

Nice trail, did this in 15 f150 supercrew with level and 33s. Tire placement is important to avoid scraping underneath. Slow and steady. Trail is plenty wide as we saw a hummvee with a tour. Mild rock climbing possible for most stock body on frame 4x4s.

you can't actually Park at this destination Point. Don't follow the directions. you have to park at the North Fork trailhead. that then takes you to the Miller Fork Trail. lots of elevation gain. Beautiful views. No one else on the trail.

hiking
21 days ago

Easy hiking trail with a few steep pitches thrown in to keep your heart rate up. Awesome views of the Estes Valley, Prospect Mtn., Twin Sisters, and Long’s peaks, as well as the continental divide.

hiking
24 days ago

Fun family trail. Not too challenging, with moderate traffic on a Saturday. Beautiful flowers along the way.

Great hike. We started at 8 am on a Saturday and only encountered a few hikers until our descent a couple of hours later. Beautiful wild flowers and amazing views.

Pretty crowded - maybe better as a fall or early spring for more snow capped mtn views. Good trail though overall!

My children really enjoyed this trail! It was a nice trail for them to participate in.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful and well maintained trial with many amazing views and wildflowers along the way. The last short stretch up and between rocks was challenging for my pup. He’s just over 20 lbs so I was able to lift him over steep rocks. The view at the top is 360 degrees of beauty.
It cost $6 to get into the area.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike ! We started the hike in the morning and it took us about two hours to get to the top . Most of it was pretty mild except for the very top . The last few feet you have to rock scramble to get amazing views . We spotted a bear a little off the trail on the way back . Our dog also loved it :)

Hiked this morning for the first time. It def is moderate as you gain elevation steadily and it is higher elevation the the front range. Views from the top are epic. High wind gusts today. Had the top to ourselves for 15 min before next crowd arrived. Based on their reviews of it being well populated we felt lucky to have no humans around. On way out spotted deer. Trailhead starts at 8780 elevation and highest point is 9786’

Great 360 view from the summit...

Hiked this trail on 6/6. We started a little later than we would have liked. It was warm and sunny. It took us 2 hours to hike up and only an hour to come down. We took a lot of brakes in shade to cool down. We were not acclimated to the elevation and needed to catch our breath as well. There are several spur trails on the way up, but there are limbs blocking those trails so be mindful not to get lost. Nice views of Estes Park on the way up. There is a sign near the summit that says "trail" pointing to the right. It is not really a trail, but a lot of boulders with several options to scramble through to reach the summit. Honestly, you just have to make your own way through. And though you start on your right, you need to switch back to the left to reach the summit. The 360 view at the top is spectacular and well worth every uphill step we took. Please note that there is nothing between you and falling off the mountain. There is not much room for more than 2 people to view the summit at a time.

1 month ago

Hikes this with my dog today. Attempted to do the 122A loop counterclockwise but missed the turnoff so we did a counterclockwise loop instead. Road was dusty and shaded in parts. The 247D trail seems to be completely overgrown, we had fun crossing the meadows and luckily still had cell service to be able to roughly follow where the AllTrails map said it would be. Once we found 122A there were great views onto RMNP. Not too much off-roading traffic either.

off road driving
1 month ago

This was my first trail ever. I ran it in my stock 15 Rubicon and it was really fun. Will definitely be going back here again. Perfect for a beginner or experienced enthusiast.

hiked this trail last summer and we will probably go back this summer. beautiful views the whole way up. dont get fooled there is a false summet so make sure to follow the arrows on the trail. it was really steep getting to the very top of the mountain but So So worh it! I will probably leave my dogs at home next time since the trail was So busy.

hiking
1 month ago

Relatively easy hike with an amazing view. Would climb over and over again!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike for a beginner such as me.

hiking
1 month ago

5/27/18: Begins in a meadow with multiple varieties of wildflowers blooming, winds through a small aspen grove, then into the forest with a moderate incline, and a very short scramble to the summit. A few gorgeous rest spots on the way with views of Estes Park. The summit was large enough for a few groups of hikers to be there and not feel crowded, and the summit view is amazing--the entire eastern border of RMNP. Good hike for kids as it's short and not unreasonably challenging (incline steps aren't too steep). Well marked. May be moderate + for visitors from lower altitude, and easy + for local regular hikers. Moderate traffic for Memorial Day weekend.

Good hike you can do with your dogs in the Estes area.

Love this hike for the 360 degree view at the top. We did it Day 1 after coming from little altitude. It was tough - would’ve like to acclimate more beforehand. Definitely worth it though.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike with a rewarding view at the top

hiking
1 month ago

5/21/18 Well marked trail. Nice views off and on, spring wild flowers, and nice rock formations. Last 1/10 of a mile you will rock scramble up to the top. Amazing 360 views. Lots to see given a short 2 mile hike up.

We set out early on 05/19/2018. Parked at trailhead off road N 40 19.153. W 105 32.478. Very grey overcast day, trail a bit hard to follow at first for a couple of newbies, but made the trek with no problems. The fun was within 75 feet of the top, A bit of creative rock climbing involved, but we made the top even with inadequate footwear! Totally in the clouds today with no view but had the top to ourselves, with the exception of a couple of ground squirrels, for 40 minutes. Saw maybe a dozen hikers on the trail. Got back to vehicle just before a bit of rain.
Left with a sense of accomplishment !!!
(For most of the trek we had cell coverage unlike most of the trails in RMNP proper.)

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful and moderately challenging hike. Not the hardest in Estes, but well worth the view at the top.

Tough. But stunning once you are on the rocks.

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