Rocky Mountain hiking trails can be pretty spectacular! One of the ways to discover the best hiking trails is by asking other local backpackers or park rangers. Who knows hiking trails better than these people? They live locally or they work everyday at the park. I have found some of my best hiking trails this way.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place for hikers and backpackers. Providing access to remote areas of the park are over 355 miles of trails. Some trails are heavily used, large numbers of people visit the park in the summer. Ask a ranger to suggest lightly used trails that are must do!
Rocky Mountain National Park
The park features self guided trails. At a visitor center or at the trail head, pick up a folder describing features along these trails.
Tundra World: 11,600 to 12,210 feet elevation, Trails lead from the Rock Cut overlooks and Forest canyon, very short
Never Summer Ranch: 9,000 feet elevation, Story of early 20th century homesteading, 1.0 mile one way
Lulu City: 9,300 feet elevation, A once booming mining town, 7.2 miles one way
Lulu City Trail
Moraine Park Nature: 8,000 feet elevation, This easy trail helps you identify local plants and animals, 0.25 miles one way
Alberta Falls: Spectacular, easy waterfall that ranks as one of the park's more popular hiking destinations., 0.6 miles one way, Glacier Gorge Junction trail head
Ouzel Falls: Watching the falls' namesake, the dipper or ouzel, plunge into the rushing stream, entertains hikers at this popular spot., 2.7 miles one way, moderate, Wild Basin trail head
Cascade Falls: Hike through wooded country ends with a scenic respite beside this tumbling waterfall., 3.5 miles one way, moderate, North Inlet trail head
Timberline Falls: Scenic Loch Vale is enjoyed on your way to these delicately beautiful falls., 4.0 miles one way, strenuous, Glacier Gorge Junction trail head
Cub Lake Trail
Mills Lake: The views of the Keyboard of the Winds and Longs Peak is one of the best., 2.3 miles one way, moderate, Cub Lake trail head
Lone Pine Lake: Stream side hiking past wonderful scenery and Adams Falls., 5.5 miles one way, strenuous, East Inlet trail head
Bluebird Lake: This long hike stops at Ouzel Lake and Ouzel Falls, 6.0 miles one way, strenuous, Wild Basin trail head.
Deer Mountain: A picnic on top and pleasant hiking, fine views, summit elevation 10,013 feet., 3.0 miles one way, moderate, Deer Ridge Junction trail head
Twin Sisters Peak: These two peaks feature outstanding vistas sweeping in all directions, elevation at summit 11,428 feet., 3.7 miles one way, moderate, Twin Sisters trail head
Flattop Mountain: Access to many other great peaks and panoramic views, summit elevation 12,324 feet., 4.4 miles one way, strenuous, Bear Lake trail head
Mount Richthofen: This peak is one of the prominent summits in the remote, beautiful Never Summer Mountains, summit elevation 12,940 feet., 7.2 miles one way, very strenuous, Colorado River trail head
Fantastic, a good list of best hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember, stay on the trail and have fun! See you on the trail!