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Flat Top Mountain Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Austin, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I grew up in Colorado, my daughter she grew up so far in Texas. I go back to Colorado as much as possible for friends and family and my brother and I do hikes up the 14Kers. I say this to premise what was accomplished and the experience I had to do it. I decided to take my daughter on... More

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Blair, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We love the challenge and the beauty of this hike. We also enjoyed taking the extra trip up to Hallet Peak.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The main point of this one is to get above the treeline to say you did it is all. There is the added bonus of being able to say that you've walked up on the Continental Divide I guess, but this little hike is entirely deceptive if you're not accustomed to the altitude. I've seen many people just showing up... More

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Linn Creek, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to hike a mountain, this is the one to do. If Longs Peak is not an option (which it isn't for most people), do Flat Top Mountain but continue up to Hallett Peak. It's another 45 minutes up to the peak but well worth it. It took 3.5 hours up and 2.5 down. We were moving most... More

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Marshall, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We started our hike about a half hour before sunrise in order to beat the crowds, and to give us plenty of time to reach the summit before the daily thunderstorms. The trail is a very steady and consistent hike upwards. It is not a trail an easy trail, but very do-able if you know your pace and come prepared... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Flattop Mountain is one of the few in RMNP that features a maintained trail all the way to the top...and it's a "real" mountain, not like Deer Mountain or Estes Cone. Once you climb above tree line, the views are wonderful. You can also bag Hallet, Taylor, and Otis with some additional effort. Be sure to wear sunscreen, take plenty... More

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Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Flat Top is my fav hike to prep for Longs Peak. I wear a HR monitor and every step is up on the ascent. Leave in green forest beauty and at the top you are making snowballs. Love RMNP and this is a "don't miss" hike.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Flat Top is a long but steady hike . You rise over 3000 feet and walk over 4 miles. There was snow to clamber over at the top but good walking shows made it easier. Took the older members of our party about 5 hours to reach the top while the immortal young ones ( 20 and 18) managed it... More

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Bethalto, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We started at about 7:30 in the morning. The trail was still covered in snow in some spots. There were quite a few people hiking the trail who were in better shape than I was. It took me 6 hours to almost reach the summit, but my kids were able to reach it in 4.5. We needed about 60oz of... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Take lot of water and food. It is a long way through the forest, and at the end directly to the top of the ridge which takes you to the Flattop. You can see then Bear Lake from the top. This location can be used also for the ski freeride tour down to the Emerald lake. Take care about the... More

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