THE HIKING CENTER
Trails and destinations in the Rocky Mountain National Park Region

For new and archived photo trip reports from the trails, please see my Trail Journal.

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Driving directions and other
information for RMNP area trailheads
R.M.N.P. hiking and
backcountry regulations
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Hiking Longs Peak
NPS page for RMNP road and trail
closure and status updates
A page dedicated to the popular
hike to RMNP's 14,259' summit
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Hike Profiles
Statistics, photos, and hiking descriptions for hiking destinations in and around R.M.N.P.
Please note that pine beetle damage is extensive throughout the R.M.N.P. area, and that tree removal operations
may result in temporary closures to backcountry campsites, trail sections, and trailhead access roads. Also,
photos on this website are not representative of current forest conditions in many areas in and around R.M.N.P.

Thunder Lake Cub Lake Blue Lake (Indian Peaks)
LAKES
AGNES, LAKE - Colorado State Forest - 0.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 413 feet
ANDREWS TARN - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,150 feet
BEAR LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 0.5 mile loop trail - Net elevation gain negligible
BIERSTADT LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.4 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 566 feet
BLACK LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.9 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,440 feet
BLUE LAKE - Indian Peaks Wilderness - 2.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 840 feet
BLUEBIRD LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.2 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,478 feet
CHASM LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.2 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,360 feet
CRYSTAL LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,980 feet
CLOUDS, LAKE OF THE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.0 miles one-way - Net elev. gain 2,390 feet
CONY LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 8.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 3,042 feet
CUB LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 2.3 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 540 feet
DREAM LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.1 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 425 feet
EMERALD LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 605 feet
GEM LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 910 feet
GLASS, LAKE OF - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.2 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,580 feet
HAIYAHA, LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 2.1 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 745 feet
ISABELLE, LAKE - Indian Peaks Wilderness - 2.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 388 feet
LAWN LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.2 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,447 feet
LILY LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.0 mile loop trail - Net elevation gain negligible
LOCH, THE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 2.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 940 feet
LONE PINE LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 5.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,494 feet
MILLS LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 2.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 760 feet
ODESSA LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.1 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 545 feet
PARIKA LAKE - Never Summer Wilderness - 5.1 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,496 feet
PEAR LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,112 feet
SKY POND - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.6 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,660 feet
SNOWBANK LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 3,012 feet
SPECTACLE LAKES - Rocky Mountain National Park - 5.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,810 feet
SPIRIT LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,899 feet
SPRAGUE LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.0 mile loop trail - Net elevation gain negligible
THUNDER LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,074 feet
TIMBER LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,050 feet
VERNA, LAKE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.9 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,809 feet
Andrews Peak summit View from Mount Chapin summit Longs Peak from Twin Sisters Peaks summit
SUMMITS
ANDREWS PEAK - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 4,174 feet
AUDUBON, MOUNT - Indian Peaks Wilderness - 4.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,743 feet
CHAPIN, MOUNT - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,414 feet
DEER MOUNTAIN - Rocky Mountain National Park - 3.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,093 feet
ESTES CONE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 3.3 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,606 feet
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN - Rocky Mountain National Park - 4.4 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,849 feet
HALLETT PEAK - Rocky Mountain National Park - 5.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 3,238 feet
IDA, MOUNT - Rocky Mountain National Park - 5.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,112 feet
LILY MOUNTAIN - Roosevelt National Forest - 1.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,006 feet
LONGS PEAK - Rocky Mountain National Park - 7.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 4,859 feet
MEADOW MOUNTAIN - Rocky Mountain National Park - 3.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,832 feet
TWIN SISTERS PEAKS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 3.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,428 feet
Ouzel Falls Alberta Falls Bridal Veil Falls
WATERFALLS
ADAMS FALLS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 0.3 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 79 feet
ALBERTA FALLS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 0.6 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 160 feet
BRIDAL VEIL FALLS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 3.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,040 feet
OUZEL FALLS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 2.7 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 950 feet
View from Baker Pass
Colorado River Trail near Shipler Park The Saddle
OTHER
ARAPAHO PASS - Indian Peaks Wilderness - 3.2 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 1,786 feet
BAKER PASS - Never Summer Wilderness - 5.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,389 feet
BIG MEADOWS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 1.8 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 600 feet
PAWNEE PASS - Indian Peaks Wilderness - 4.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,061 feet
SADDLE, THE - Rocky Mountain National Park - 8.0 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 3,858 feet
THUNDER PASS - Rocky Mountain National Park - 6.9 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 2,331 feet
TOLL MEMORIAL - Rocky Mountain National Park - 0.5 miles one-way - Net elevation gain 200 feet
UTE TRAIL - Rocky Mountain National Park - Distance / gain varies
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