Explore the most popular rock climbing 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.

9/18/18 fantastic hike that just keeps getting better as you go. Variety in the trail and hiking to the base of the Keyboard of the Winds and Longs worth it then throw in the magnificent Spearhead. Hard to beat, and Frozen Lake too! (Minus 1/10 star for wind).

walking
11 days ago

This is not a real hike. Good for those with little kids. I went super early to catch the sunrise and ended up seeing two moose (cow and calf). That was amazing, but before that I ran into a loud and obnoxious group of college kids there for the "gram". That was very annoying. If you go be respectful of the stillness especially in the early morning hours.

Great hike with our dogs. Beautiful views!

Great trail for any age, well maintained & beautiful views of mountains!

Beautiful...the rocks at the top were definitely intimidating!

hiking
26 days ago

This was our first hike as a family, we brought our corgi and our 7 month old, who’s name happens to be Lily!! My husband wore Lily strapped to his chest in one of those baby carriers, and our dog was able to come along too! If your pooch doesn’t like climbing, this hike is not for them, parts of it can be a bit rocky, especially nearer the top. I thought the hike was perfect for our family!! Beautiful views. Not too short, not too long. Easy to find. Roadside parking. Remember to bring plenty of water and leave the trail in better condition than how you found it!! :)

nice view of mts. But ,don't bother , overcrowded , man made lake, murkey, little or no fish , flies when u try to eat. lots of ppl. very nice view of mountains though.

There’s a great 360 degree view waiting for you at the top. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view!

hiking
1 month ago

Gets slightly tougher towards the summit but the views are totally worth the hike. Moderate difficulty for some stunning views.

First time hike for my brother and I both. We went June 20th 2018 and the weather couldn't have been better. We took our time and really enjoyed the trail and everything along the way. The rock scramble at the top may seem discouraging but do not let that stop you, the amazing 360 view at the top is worth every bit of effort!!! Highly recommend this trail!

Great first hike in estes. Amazing views at the top. Pretty easy to navigate the entire route. Saw a lot of dogs on the trail. Weird bugs at the top but none on the trail. Good spot if you want to get a quick hike in.

Easy beautiful heavy populated trail

hiking
1 month ago

Simple easy stroll. Saw a moose mom with her twins.

Great views but it seems like every other time I do this hike I'm swarmed by bugs. they're only at the top- nowhere else!:-). if you like this hike you'd also like Old man Mountain near Estes Park. It's very short and very steep but a really fun rock scramble and has views almost as good as Lily Mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy “stroll” around the lake, very flat, great for young families, wheelchairs. The walk around the lake was just spectacular, calm day when I went and the mirror reflection of the peaks in the lake is something I’ll never forget. Nice that there is a trail for “everyone” so they can enjoy the beauties of nature, too. Saw lots of young families and elderly in wheelchairs. Glad I took the time to do this extremely easy walk, almost passed on it because eager to do the more strenuous hikes. Highly recommend because of its pure natural beauty! We were there July 2018.

walking
1 month ago

A pleasant stroll on a flat, wide path around a beautiful lake. Apparently we were about 3 minutes too late to see a bear. bummer. We extended the hike soon the trail to Glacier campground and saw a couple of deer, though. This is not a place to get away from people, but at least early in the morning (6:30 ish) it was still fairly quiet.

Great hike! Nice places to climb! Easy access and not heavily trafficked!

Amazing views! Bring water and make sure your dog is cool with getting over boulders - we all loved it!

Beautiful views at the top however, we would not recommend for first time hikers or for the first Rocky Mountain hike. We recommend choosing a trail which leads to water as you will more than likely see the same mountain view along the way. Also, would not recommend you bring your dog unless they have climbed a mountain before.

hiking
1 month ago

We came on July 11 Wednesday at 5am. It was dark and we were the 3rd car parked in the lot. Used flashlights for about 10 min until first light. Sat for a while and watched the sunrise. As we were coming to end of the loop around the lake we spotted 2 moose walk right across the trail into the lake. As we were watching them, we saw a mama elk and her baby come into the lake from the other side. We watched all that for about 20 min until the moose made there way to the other side of the lake. As we were leaving we saw multiple deer on our drive out of the park. The lake was nice but the wildlife and views at sunrise were amazing.

beautiful lil stroll

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes. Did this one on mother's day. Short but a little tough mountain. The view is amazing at the top!!

Short and sweet

walking
2 months ago

Fun trail - serves as a good warm-up hike. A moose came from the marshy area south of the lake and proceeded to go in the lake to eat on 7/11/18.

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.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail around a beautiful lake!! We saw moose, fish, small rodents and all sorts of cute ducks. It’s a quick and relaxing trail that allows you to take some beautiful mountain photos. I highly recommend to pop in for the .6 quick walk. There are also numerous tables to enjoy a nice snack or lunch.

hiking
2 months ago

It is a very small lake but a great spot to eat and go to the bathroom. The lake is beautiful with the mountains in the background. It is extremely flat so it would be very doable for all ages. I don’t know if it is worth venturing out to but it is on your way to a lot of other hikes so it is nice to stop there and look around.

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

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