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Date Saturday  12/2/2017
End Date Saturday  12/2/2017
Group Denver
Event Title Deer Mountain 10,013' (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Sanders
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2100
Driving Distance 100


Particpants from the Denver area can meet at the Highway 36 and Sheridan Park-n-Ride at 7 AM and carpool up to Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, CO) together.

Participants from other areas can meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center at 8:15 AM.  Please note we will meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center AND NOT the RMNP Beaver Meadows Visitor Center as we usually do.  Directions to the Estes Park Visitor Center will be provided to all participants.

This is a joint hike with the Denver CMC Group and the Shining Mountains CMC Group.  The Shining Mountains CMC Group is based in Estes Park, CO and primarily consist of CMC members living in Estes Park, Fort Collins and Loveland.

For more info Contact

David Sanders



We will start the hike to Deer Mountain from the base of Oldman Mountain off Old Ranger Road which is just west of the Town of Estes Park, CO.  This is a different trailhead/starting point from what most people use when hiking Deer Mountain.

This is a great hike to a summit at a relatively lower elevation with lots of views of the Rockies along the way.The parking is extremely limited at the trailhead off Old Ranger Road so we will first meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center to use the restrooms and then consolidate into as few cars as possible before driving a short distance to the trailhead.

Snowshoes should not be needed for this hike but Microspikes/YakTraks are strongly encouraged.  The trail should be free of snow and ice most of the way but as we approch the summit we may encounter some.  You might also want some trekking poles. 

The trip leader has extra trekking poles you can borrow if needed but please let the trip leader know before the day of the hike.Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions or concerns.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.