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Tundra Communities Trail

Easy

Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 148' 45 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 12,271' 3,740 m
Low: 12,123' 3,695 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A quick jaunt on top of the world!

Brian Smith

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Given that this is a one-mile out-and-back, it's probably not worth the trip just to run. The views and environment are stunning, however, so if you did find yourself crossing the park on Trail Ridge Road, it's worth checking this one out.

Description

This short, paved trail offers visitors a glimpse into the alpine tundra ecosystem similar to what one would find at much higher latitudes (Siberia, northern Canada, etc..).

Pretty lichen-covered rock formations add to this trail's allure as you stroll away from Trail Ridge Road.

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The Lava Cliffs can be seen straight from the trailhead.
Mar 31, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Tundra Communities Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Tundra Trail, Trail Ridge
Jun 17, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Tundra Communities Trailpath
Jun 17, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Gneiss boulders on the tundra trail
Aug 18, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Tundra flowers on the Tundra Communities Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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