RMNP - Lookout Mountain

A 10,702 ft mountain with a rock formation made for scrambling. This out and back is 4.5 miles with 1,900 ft of elevation gain. It is a moderately steep trail.

Here is the link to the closure areas, updated year-round:  Area Closures to Protect Plants & Animals - Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Offers excellent views of Mt Meeker and surrounding area.  The trial begins in the Roosevelt National Forest and quickly crosses into RMNP near the Wild Basin Area.  Very limited parking in a residential area.

There are two trailheads: 

  • Sandbeach Lake TH (Wild Basin Area within RMNP)
  • Meeker Park TH
  • Suitable Activities: Hiking, Scrambling
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine Climb
  • Snowshoeing Category: Intermediate
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Avalanche Terrain Rating Simple
  • Length: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • 10,702 ft
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
    Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder Ranger District (ARNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: Other
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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