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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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I really enjoyed my hike to Flattop Mountain and then continued on the Hallett Peak. Flattop Mtn is about 9 miles round trip winding through trees, rocks, and open fields. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AlexanderDelarge
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my hike to Flattop Mountain and then continued on the Hallett Peak. Flattop Mtn is about 9 miles round trip winding through trees, rocks, and open fields. There may be snow before mid July and after October. Start by 7 to get off the top by noon when the thunderstorms roll into the RMNP. Continue on the... More 

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1 Thank AlexanderDelarge
North Liberty, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a strenuous hike for visitors (like me) but the views at the top are breathtaking! If you are up for a challenge, do it.

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1 Thank klkuhlman
Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The Flattop Mountain Trail begins at Bear Lake Parking area. You wind your way through aspen, eventually coming to an overlook where you can look down upon Emerald Lake. If you are going to the top of Flattop, be aware that there are many "false summits" but once on top, the view is 360 degrees of beauty. This is a... More 

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1 Thank bdawgwrangler
Kortessem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Was rated as extremely difficult by a ranger I asked for information. The trail is indeed a bit rugged and climbing all the time. Do not do this as a first hike unless you really want altitude sickness. On top of Flat Top the view is OK but for the ultimate experience (without technical challenges) continue 45 minutes up to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went on this trail in order to get to the summit of Hallett Peak. Great trail, tremendous overlooks over various lakes, and a not too rocky path. Lots of switchbacks and traversing a snowfield to get to the summit.

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Thank ldeimos
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was a fantastic hike to be a centerpiece of our short time in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. We visited 4 years ago with our extended family and kids, and did other hikes and drives, but only made it a little way up then (June 2011), due to lots of snow and limited time. This time, we were determined to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an excellent hike! I loved it! A lot of people labeled this as strenuous and I was even thinking to NOT do it the day before but I'm glad I did. It was not strenuous @ all. I would say moderate, maybe, but this was excellent. I do not think that the elevation up was bad. It was... More 

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Broomfield, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a difficult trail to hike, over 10 miles round trip and over 3,000-ft vertical, so make sure that you are up to it. I have done this hike 4 times and gone to different locations once I was on top. I have hiked further to get tot he top of Hallett Peak for more exercise. I have also... More 

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4 Thank Colo-Mtn-Hiker
Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Yes, this is a great place. My advise. 1. Try to keep yourself light. Don't pack too much food in your backpack, which's the mistake we did and couldn't reach to top of the mountain. 2. Winter is a bad idea of hike. You'll get tired wearing winter protective gears.

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Austin, Texas
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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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