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Flattop Mountain Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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7-8 hours of trek with captivating views and snow fall

In the morning we thought that the trail is 4.7 miles, so we should be able to do it by afternoon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shikha G
Excellent views. Preparation needed

This trek isnt for novices though it isnt too hard for people with above average fitness. The trail... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the morning we thought that the trail is 4.7 miles, so we should be able to do it by afternoon. We saw very few people on this trail during the whole journey. 1. The trek is of average difficulty for fit & healthy people....More

Thank Shikha G
Reviewed July 5, 2017

This trek isnt for novices though it isnt too hard for people with above average fitness. The trail is well maintained, but still "wild". However the dramatic views, specially above the tree line are absolutely worth it. 4.7 miles one way appears deceptively short on...More

Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Great way to see the park. Lots of great views from above that overlook the lakes. Allow plenty of daylight time. Don't want to get stuck hiking down the mountain in the dark (like we did, lol). Dress in layers and bring plenty of water...More

1  Thank Spikesloves2travel
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Rocky mountain one of the bueatiful place to visit .We hiked flattop montain .we started ou trail from bear lake elevantion over 9.000 feet .Flattop is one of the higest pick with challenging skills. Agree with that completely. Long trail most in the trees line...More

1  Thank Raul A
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great hike, accessible from Bear Lake Trailhead, about 9.6 miles roundtrip from parking. Start early since parking fills up by 7amish during season, plus you want to avoid possibility of afternoon thunderstorms since you could be very exposed. Steep climb as you get towards the...More

Thank 2gonesomewhere
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We hiked up Flattop Mountain to get to Hallett Peak. The elevation and steepness of the trail did cause me stop to take a few breaks along the way (although my hiking partner from Houston was fine). But I never felt like the hike wasn't...More

5  Thank jenhaddock
Reviewed July 2, 2016

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...More

1  Thank AlexanderDelarge
Reviewed June 26, 2016 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.

1  Thank klkuhlman
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...More

1  Thank bdawgwrangler
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...More

3  Thank Jan D
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March 24, 2017|
Response from Spikesloves2travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dress in layers and lots of warm clothes. Bring micro tracks for your shoes.