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60 mi 97 km of trail 10 Featured Runs

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After the Run: Local Favorites

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern Go forth and let all the people eat bacon wrapped, garlic stuffed dates
Sundeck Restaurant Best apple pie ever!
Baba's burgers, gyros & more Ate the Garden burger and it was absolutely delicious. Best non meat burger Ive ever had.
Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Brew - Estes Park Pulled pork was the best but so were the ribs, brisket, and bread pudding
Donut Haus Nothing Gluten Free. C'mon Donut Haus...get it together. For those of us who can't have gluten.
Inkwell & Brew Exceptional atmosphere, exceptional coffee, exceptional people!
Nepal's Cafe Great food and exceedingly friendly!
Mama Rose's The house salad is excellent, perfectly dressed. The wait staff is A++. Prices are affordable - our bill for a family of four came to a little over $70 which inc. beers & desserts.
Poppy's Pizza & Grill Here with a large group? Don't worry about paying extra gratuity. Poppy's has a policy of not charging extra for a large party!
Ed's Cantina & Grill Address is spelled wrong, it's Elkhorn.
The Egg & I Restaurants Bacon is amazing here.
Estes Park Pie Shop Not just about great pie. The diner food here is awesome. Pot pie and Mac and cheese is yummy!
You Need Pie The pies really are great. Big selection including gluten-free.
Cascades Restaraunt & Lounge Try the ice water. It's the best thing on the menu...
Mountain Home Cafe Skillets are awesome with hot corn tortillas and extra homemade salsa!
Notchtop Bakery & Café This is a great breakfast restaurant with lots of healthy choices including gluten free options and GF bread that tastes like real bread. One of my favorite restaurants in Estes Park.
Miyauchi's Snack Bar Get the wild berry crumble with a chocolate dip and a waffle cone
1029 Lake Ave., Grand Lake CO — (970) 627-9319
Sloopy's Grill Had a burger, fries, and a milkshake. All were delicious. Friendly staff and a nice place to hangout. Best burger in the Grand Lake area.
Barking Dog Cafe The people here are nice.
431a Main St, Lyons CO — (303) 823-9600

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Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
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Snowy, Icy - 12/26/2017: enough snow to need snowshoes once you pass the falls.
49 days ago
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#2 Lake Haiyaha Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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13 
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#3 Chasm Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Icy: Mix of snow, ice and dirt. Very steep snow to traverse right before the lake - ice axe and crampons HIGHLY recommended.
24 days ago
Estes Park, CO
4.2 mi 6.7 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy - Hard packed snow until you get above the tree line, where it changes to patchy snow with some icy parts.
31 days ago
13 
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#5 Emerald Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Icy - Traction recommended
94 days ago
Estes Park, CO
4.0 mi 6.4 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#7 Dream Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy: Compacted snow from Bear to Dream, anything beyond Dream required snow shoes
38 days ago
Grand Lake, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.5 km
#9 Loch Vale Trail
Estes Park, CO
4.1 mi 6.5 km Estes Park, CO
All Clear
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Snowy, Icy - Micro spikes or snowshoes and gaiters.
15 days ago
Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
6.0 mi 9.6 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
1.0 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
5.5 mi 8.8 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.2 km
#14 Frozen Lake
Grand Lake, CO
0.8 mi 1.2 km Grand Lake, CO
Minor Issues
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Icy - did the black, green and blue lake combo last weekend. definitely icy and snow but there was so much crust you didn't need snowshoes anywhere and certainly not above black lake. full trip report: https://www.bo-co-wandering.com/trip-reports/black-blue-and-green-lakes-rmnp
68 days ago
Estes Park, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#16 Estes Cone Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#17 Andrews Glacier
Grand Lake, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Grand Lake, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#19 Spruce Lake Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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6.7 mi 10.8 km
#21 Storm Pass Trail
Estes Park, CO
6.7 mi 10.8 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy - Snowshoes recommended after the first couple of miles from the Storm Pass Trailhead.
51 days ago
1.2 mi 2.0 km
#22 Jims Grove Trail
Estes Park, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km Estes Park, CO
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Estes Park, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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3.2 mi 5.2 km
#24 Mill Creek Trail
Estes Park, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km Estes Park, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Icy
98 days ago
Estes Park, CO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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2.3 mi 3.7 km
#27 Wild River Trail
Estes Park, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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Estes Park, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km Estes Park, CO
Unknown
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