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Gems in Central Rockies - 20

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gem Favorite Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

(57) Glenwoo…, CO
gem Favorite The edge of Chasm Lake

Chasm Lake and The Diamond

(35) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Ouzel Falls, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado with permission from Richard Ryer

Ouzel Falls

(40) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells

(27) Snowmas…, CO
gem Favorite Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond

Crater Lake and Lone Eagle Peak

(22) Granby, CO
gem Favorite Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Painted Wall Overlook

(20) Montrose, CO

Recommended Routes in Central Rockies - 221

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Favorite One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Difficult

Four Pass Loop

27.1 mi 43.6 km 7,265' Up 2214.42 m Up 7,266' Down 2214.53 m Down

Snowmas…, CO
Favorite Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Monarch Lake to Crater Lake

14.9 mi 24.0 km 2,017' Up 614.74 m Up 2,017' Down 614.7 m Down

Granby, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Sanitas
Difficult

Boulder Skyline Traverse

17.3 mi 27.9 km 5,245' Up 1598.81 m Up 5,317' Down 1620.74 m Down

Superior, CO
Favorite Leaving the Jasper Creek drainage for the Continental Divide on a sunny morning.
Difficult

High Lonesome Loop

15.7 mi 25.2 km 3,162' Up 963.89 m Up 3,162' Down 963.86 m Down

Nederland, CO
Favorite The glorious view that greets you once you near Sky Pond.
Difficult

Sky Pond

8.3 mi 13.3 km 2,000' Up 609.68 m Up 1,999' Down 609.26 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite Sunrise summit of Longs Peak looking East. AMAZING!
Difficult

Longs Peak - Keyhole Route

14.0 mi 22.5 km 5,241' Up 1597.49 m Up 5,231' Down 1594.51 m Down

Estes Park, CO
Favorite A couple takes a nice rest among the wildflowers before the final ascent to Quandary Peak.
Difficult

Quandary Peak

6.4 mi 10.3 km 3,169' Up 965.85 m Up 3,178' Down 968.68 m Down

Brecken…, CO
Favorite Looking back down to Kelso Mountain, a fun 13er to warm up on!
Intermediate/Difficult

Grays and Torreys Peaks

8.3 mi 13.3 km 3,479' Up 1060.53 m Up 3,466' Down 1056.42 m Down

Georgetown, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Mt Sanitas
Intermediate

Sunshine Lion's Lair Loop

5.3 mi 8.5 km 1,261' Up 384.48 m Up 1,282' Down 390.64 m Down

Boulder, CO

Central Rockies Hiking

  • 11,219 Miles 18,055 Kilometers of Trail
  • 248 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Gems Gems
  • 540 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1,320 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 566 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Rockies - 2,174

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2.3 mi 3.7 km #1Rattlesnake Gulch Trail
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO
Intermediate
Coal Creek, CO 61 
3.2 mi 5.2 km #2Mills Lake - Black Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Estes Park, CO 54 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #3Herman Gulch Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Georgetown, CO 53 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4St. Mary's Glacier Trail
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO 59 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Chief Mountain Trail #58
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO
Intermediate
Idaho Springs, CO 55 
6.1 mi 9.8 km #6Chicago Lakes Trail #52
Difficult
Georgetown, CO
Difficult
Georgetown, CO 44 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Mt. Sniktau Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Keystone, CO 38 
9.6 mi 15.4 km #8Beaver Brook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Golden, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Golden, CO 39 
8.0 mi 12.8 km #9Pawnee Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Nederland, CO 29 
2.1 mi 3.3 km #10Silver Dollar Lake Trail #79
Intermediate
Georgetown, CO
Intermediate
Georgetown, CO 33 

Photos of Central Rockies - 3,407

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Lone Eagle Peak above Mirror - from the Crater Lake Trail
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
One hell of an evening at the Maroon Bells
Sep 27, 2015 near Snowmas…, CO
Bighorn Pass, looking west towards Mount of the Holy Splotch
Feb 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
The Crystal Mill
Dec 6, 2014 near Crested…, CO
Lone Eagle Peak reflected in unnamed small pond
Apr 14, 2015 near Granby, CO
Lion Lake with Summer Wildflowers mid-July
Jul 11, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
The edge of Chasm Lake
Jan 26, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Capitol Peak from just above Capitol Lake
Oct 1, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO