Estes Cone (11,007′)

Estes Cone (11,007′)

Estes Cone is located about 3 miles from the Longs Peak Trailhead on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Hiking from Longs Peak trailhead takes you through the abandoned Eugene Mine area (although the ruins are hard to find).

StatsRoute DescriptionDirectionsNotes
  • Trailhead:           Longs Peak
  • Round trip:        6.5 miles / 10.5 km
  • Elevation:          9,400′-11,007′ (+1,607′) / 2,865m-3,355m (+490m)

The approach to Estes Cone from the Longs Peak trailhead is relatively easy with mild uphills until you reach the base of the mountain. You will see cairns marking the turnoff to begin the steeper 800′ scramble to the top. Once you reach the base of the summit, head right of the rock wall and scramble to the summit.

Trail maintained to the base of Estes Cone

GPS track

The trek is not steep until the end.

Estes Cone
Estes Cone

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