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Eagle Cliff Mountain

Eagle Cliff Mountain

Eagle Cliff Mountain

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.35675°N / 105.57552°W

Object Title: Eagle Cliff Mountain

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 8906 ft / 2715 m


Page By: Arthur Digbee

Created/Edited: Jul 30, 2007 / Jul 29, 2008

Object ID: 318097

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Looking over the edge
Looking Down

Eagle Cliff is a low-for-the-area peak just inside the east boundary of Rocky Mountain NP near Estes Park. It’s remarkable not for its height but for its prominence - - it’s a stand-alone mountain between Estes and Moraine Parks (see picture), giving you great 360 views of the lower-lying areas of the park.
Longs Peak in Morning Light
Longs from ascent

I’d recommend it for (1) flatlanders who want to acclimate with an easy climb; (2) parents with kids; or (3) anyone’s “first climb” - - it feels like a mountain because of the views, and you’re off marked trails. But note that it’s easy, about a half-mile from its base and with only 1000 feet of elevation gain no matter where you’re coming from.

There are two basic routes, both easy class 2. For the northwest slope from the Museum parking lot, see Lisa Foster’s Hiking Guide to RMNP. I’ve attached a description of the south route.

Getting There

From Estes Park, go to the Museum across the Bear Lake Road from Moraine Park for the northwest route.

For the south route, see the route page as there are three ways to get there, two of which start outside the park.
Looking West from Eagle Cliff at Sunset
Looking West from the Summit at Sunset

Red Tape

There are the usual RMNP entrance fees unless you walk in from the YMCA or historic entrance for the south route. See the route.


Four CoyotesLongs Peak & NeighborsEagle Cliff MountainLower MummiesMorning Light on Chapin, Chiquita and YpsilonEagle Cliff summit cairnSouthern ridge trail
Longs Peak Early LightLooking over the edgeLooking West from Eagle Cliff at SunsetEagle Cliff Mountain from Estes ParkLongs Peak in Morning LightWest slope of Eagle Cliff Mountain