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Don't be deceived by the beginning of this hike!

My 12 year old son and I hiked Estes Cone on Monday. We stopped at the first ranger station that... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Newburgh, Indiana
Last 1/2 mile is challenging

For climbing a mountain, it's not too difficult. It took just under 4 hours, including the 20... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Rachel K
Kansas City, Missouri
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Longs Peaks Road, Longs Peak Ranger Station, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My 12 year old son and I hiked Estes Cone on Monday. We stopped at the first ranger station that we came to and asked the Park Ranger what hikes were available. We did not know anything about this hike before we started. The beginning...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

For climbing a mountain, it's not too difficult. It took just under 4 hours, including the 20 minutes or so at the summit. I started from the Longs Peak TH. The first 0.5 mile was hard for me-- it kept going up! After that it...More

1  Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 24 July 2016

A review by a senior for seniors. We decided to make this hike a 4 mile round-trip instead of the 6.6 miles to the Cone. We stopped at the Eugenia Mine and Moore Meadow area. This is a good hike for seniors (My wife and...More

2  Thank Earl D
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome hike. It's a little tough, but not extremely difficult. After a bit of climbing at the very end, the view is incredible. Definitely worth the time.

1  Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Below the final ascent, the trail is mostly pine woods broken occasionally by verdant meadows peppered with yellow flowers. Or so it was in June. This part is a pleasant walk. A ranger told us the last half mile was a challenge. Yep. Much of...More

1  Thank Cardinalis
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Pretty tough, but worth the effort! It took us about 4 hours to complete this hike. Take lots of water!

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 October 2014

I live in Estes, so I have done my fair share of longer hikes and higher peaks in RMNP than Estes Cone. This was one of the harder trails for me due to the steep approach to the summit. It's not one of my favorite...More

Thank hmk24
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We've hiked to the Long's Peak summit, so did not expect this hike to be challenging, yet were surprised. It starts out at the Long's Peak trailhead and veers off to the right on a pleasant, yet rocky trail. It is the Rocky Mountain National...More

Thank Paulajcake
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This had some of the best views of Estes Park, Longs Peak, Lumpy Ridge and as far as the eye could see! Is takes off at the Long's Peak trailhead on Hwy 7 and after about a half mile this trail separates from the Long's...More

1  Thank LilRedNP
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Just skimmed a couple of other reviews and I guess I have to agree that this hike is not the most exciting. It definitely feels a little long when you're coming back down. That being said, getting to the top is well worth the effort....More

1  Thank ParksideMac
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