Estes Cone (11,007′), Front Range

Estes Cone is located about 3 miles from the Longs Peak trailhead on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trek begins at the Longs Peak trailhead, winds past the Eugene mine, through Moore Park, and up Storm Pass. From there its an 800′ scramble to the top of the Cone with panoramic views of Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker. The trail is heavily wooded throughout, restricting the view until you reach the summit.

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. Once you turn off the Storm Pass trail  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 to scramble to the summit.

Trail well maintained to the base of Estes Cone





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