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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

91%

Runnable

12,271' 3,740 m

High

12,123' 3,695 m

Low

148' 45 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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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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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 17 votes

#500

Overall
  4.5 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#99

in Colorado

#500

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1,985 Since Jun 17, 2015
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Photos

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
Mushroom Rocks. R.M.N.P.
Jun 26, 2022 near Estes Park, CO
Rock-Cut Pass. R.M.N.P.
Jun 26, 2022 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

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