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Date Tuesday  3/25/2014
End Date Tuesday  3/25/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Estes Cone Exploratory Denver Group Snowshoe
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Linda Lawson
Co-Leader John Walters
Member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance


Meeting Location: Golden Parkiing Garage, 3rd Level, on Jackson between 12th & 13th Streets

For more info Contact


Lawson 303/842-7040

Walters 303/995/7638


Estes Cone is located 3.05 miles from the Longs Peak Trailhead on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. A short but steep climb up this conical formation rewards you with panoramic views of Longs Peak, the Continental Divide, and Estes Park area:

The trail climbs steadily in a mixed pine forest to the Chasm Lake - Estes Cone Trail split and turns sharply north (.45 miles : 9,670'). It continues on a moderate grade that levels over a stream (1.3 miles) to the Eugenia Mine site - a settler era gold mine which in the words of the Park "produced more dreams than gold".

The trail dips past the mine to Moore Park Backcountry Campsite (1.6 miles : 9,732') and begins a steep push to the summit, covering almost 1,000' in the final .7 miles.

Cairns help identify the trail, but can be difficult to spot, especially with lingering snow. A 20 yard scramble up steep scree leads to the bare-rock summit of Estes Cone (3.05 miles : 11,002').

The Cone's pinnacle offers unabated panoramas across the Continental Divide and the surrounding area. Many named peaks can be identified from the top including Twin Sisters, Hallet Peak and Flattop Mountain.


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