Colorado Hiking | Estes Park Hiking Trails
Hiking is one of the greatest outdoor activities because people of all ages and abilities can enjoy it together - it's like walking, with a view! With amazing and plentiful wildlife, spectacular vistas, pure mountain air, and sparkling alpine lakes, Colorado hiking is some of the best in the U.S.
There are hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park for everyone! Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Short nature walk around a peaceful mountain lake
- High altitude mountaineering and climbing in RMNP
- Inn-to-inn hiking tour just perfect for the adventurer who prefers a bed to a tent
- Multi-day backpack along the Continental Divide
- Family hike with the Kids
For complete information on over 150 Estes Park trails & hiking trails in the Park (description, elevation gain, length, etc.), trip ideas and wonderful pictures, go to the hiking page at RockyMountainNationalPark.com.
If you're a backpacker, information on backcountry camping sites and reservations can be found on the Park website.
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The following businesses can help you maximize your hiking time in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Estes Park Cabins, rooms, and suites bordering Rocky Mountain National Park! Enjoy wood-burning fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens with a hot tub on-site. Free Wi-Fi, dog friendly (w/ conditions). Spectacular views and great wildlife watching! The perfect place for your mountain getaway! Details
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Close to everything, close to perfect! Enjoy an easy stroll on the paved walkway to Lake Estes and dinner in town. Small, friendly, affordable. * Full range of suites and rooms at ground level * Air conditioning * Free Wi-Fi * Pet-friendly * Modest rates * Smoke-free * Outdoor hot tub * Jacuzzi suite * Details
Valhalla Resort is located next to Rocky Mountain National Park, so you can hike into the Park from your cabin. Every cabin has a full kitchen and living room with a fireplace for your relaxation after your exhilarating day of hiking. Sit on your private deck to enjoy your morning coffee, or gaze at the stars at night as you grill your dinner on your gas grill. Nice views, and watchable wildlife. Open year round. Free WiFi. Details
Brownfield's is a vacation tradition and a "locals" favorite. This large souvenir and outdoor store has apparel, hiking goods, shoes and Estes Park as well as Rocky Mountain National Park souvenirs. The knowledgeable staff loves to recommend hiking destinations and the equipment needed for your hiking adventures. Open seasonally Memorial Day through October since 1956.
Leave the fast lane, cross our covered bridge to simple serenity in a cozy cottage, suite or vacation home in towering pines along Fall River. Bask in hot tub bubbles. Warm to the scent and sizzle of a wood-burning fireplace. Fall asleep to the river's lullaby. Roam 30 acres adjoining Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the serendipity of wandering wildlife and friendly gatherings in our library. Details
Our outdoor adventure company and full, pro-line flyshop offer guided day hikes, Longs Peak trips, backpacking, fly fishing, horseback/fly fishing, and llama pack trips, as well as snowshoeing trips in winter. We are family owned and operated.
Top reviews on TripAdvisor.com. At south entrance to RMNP. 1.5 miles from downtown. Exceptionally clean, mtn. views, some balconies, personalized hiking & fishing tips, pool, excellent food. 100% nonsmoking, pet-free, AC, mini-fridge, micro. AAA, AARP senior, military & government discounts. Details
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Offering self-guided and guided inn-to-inn hiking trips on the 42 mile Walter Tishma Way. Private hiking and snowshoe day trips. Women's trips. Inn-to-inn guided hiking in Alsace, France. Fully equipped outdoor store, The Warming House, famous for "real boots". In business for 28 years.
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