Located in Colorado, the hiking in Estes Park is known for four scenic hikes. The best Estes Park hiking based on popularity are considered to be Longs Peak, North Inlet Trail / Tonahuta Creek Trail, Glacier Creek Trail, and East Inlet Trail / Adam Falls Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Estes Park hiking trail below.
Longs Peak is a classic Colorado 14er hike with 4,800 feet of climbing over 16 miles. As usual, the afternoon storms are reliable and fierce, so start early (3:00 am). The first couple miles wind through dryland pine forest along Alpine Brook before ascending above the treeline into alpine. Make sure you're at the Keyhole by around 7 am. If there's not an ice free route past here, don't bother to continue going up.
Northwest of Denver and southwest of Estes Park, the Glacier Creek Trail is a breath-taking 10 mile round trip hike up Glacier Gorge to Black Lake. The narrow Glacier Gorge is known for peaks rising 3,000-4,000 feet above. Black Lake is an alpine tarn situated in a glacial cirque at the base of McHenrys Peak.