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technicolorNHFrom Lily Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2017


A couple hours to ascend from the lake and ninety minutes back down. My last hike out west on this trip (which was mostly spent in Wyoming). Nice rocky summit.
Posted Aug 27, 2017 12:28 pm

WalkoutnowExtra day before Longs climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017


Fun scamper up some rock at the summit, watching the storms roll in, chomping' on pringles...
Posted Jul 13, 2017 5:26 pm

danegarreauEstes Cone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2017


6/3/2017 ----- Estes Cone: Colorado --- 11,006’
Josh Abbott met Scott and I at the Long’s Peak Trailhead and we departed towards Estes Cone at 7:05am. The trails begins in a forest of short pine trees and for the most part is a gentle grade upwards. That’s until you get to near the top of the cone. For a bout the last ¾ of a mile the trail is extremely steep and has really right switchbacks through twisted pines and beach ball sized boulders. Josh was way more in shape than we were, or maybe just fresher, and set the pace for the entire trip.

The best part of the entire hike is the scrambling that is required to climb the final 50 vertical feet to the true summit of Estes Cone. It isn’t exactly climbing, but it’s certainly another level above hiking. Once on top there were the best views of Long’s Peak, Twin Sister’s Peak, and several other mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as the town of Estes Park itself.

The weather was perfect and luckily there was a little bit of lingering snow on the sides of the trail almost the entire way. According to the altimeter on my phone we summited at 11,030’ at 9:02am.

Fun Fact: After we got done with this hike we wanted a little something else, so we found Ouzel Falls down in the Wild Basin of RMNP. We had to park at the farthest away parking lot so it ended up being a 7.5 mile roundtrip hike, on top of the 6.5 miles we had already hiked, for a grand total of 14 miles today. Pretty sure that this is a PR for one day.
o Begin at 9405’ and summit at 11,006’
o 6.5 miles round trip
o 1800’ of elevation gain (800’ of which are in the last 2/3 of a mile)
Posted Jun 25, 2017 2:43 pm

belexesEstes Cone Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2016


With Sarah Maurer and some of her friends. This was my 2nd time on the Cone. It was pretty cold and very windy at the summit, not so bad in the trees. There was some recent snow (maybe last night?) on the trail. Snowshoes not necessary, but microspikes would have helped. We didn't see anyone else going toward the Cone, there weren't even any tracks in the snow. It looked like everyone else was headed up the Longs Peak Trail this day.
Posted Dec 3, 2016 11:47 pm

svenjoWinter Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2004


We snow-shoe hiked as far as we could, then ditched the snow shoes for the steepest final climb. A great little rocky top with nice views of the valley and Longs Peak.
Posted Mar 19, 2015 7:09 pm

scvanmFrom Storm Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014


Solo from Storm Lake.
Posted Oct 18, 2014 12:09 am

Alex WoodIn Route to Moore Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2014

Alex Wood

From Storm Pass it only took us 30 to the top. Great views of Longs and Estes Park
Posted Sep 15, 2014 1:48 am

awhite28Estes Cone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014


Lovely climb with the parents!
Posted Jul 19, 2014 9:08 pm

nickkarlStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014


Fun hike, and not too busy for RMNP. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/06/rocky-mountain-national-park-estes-cone.html
Posted Jul 5, 2014 9:20 pm

rockymountaindivaPerfect winter day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008


Snowshoed up most of the trail then did the fun scramble near the end.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 8:02 pm

PeakbugEstes Cone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2012


Great option for winter summit.
Posted Jul 7, 2013 5:37 pm

jfulcherFun hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2011


Great hike to take visiting friends/family.
Posted May 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Bill ReedFrom the Longs Peak TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013

Bill Reed

Struggled with trail conditions on this one. Wind blowing so hard (80ish maybe) that we dared not try to stand on the summit. Tough day for this old dude. May have to go back when conditions are kinder.
Posted Feb 3, 2013 11:04 am

awhite28Estes Cone  Sucess!


by horse maybe?
Posted Dec 25, 2012 1:38 pm

rkymtnLongs Peak Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2012


Another nice hike with my wife. The weather was better than forecasted and the trail was fairly snow free. We enjoyed some scrambling around near the summit and good views of Longs when the clouds broke.
Posted Dec 16, 2012 11:10 pm

scvanmPrep for Longs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2012


Great hike, pretty fun litte scramble at the top. My youngest child's 14th Birthday. Happy Birthday David!!!! Today realized all my kids are in better shape than me. (Scott,CJ,Sarah,Paul David)
Posted Jul 7, 2012 1:56 pm

DerekFreedLate season snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2008


Surprising amount of snow for the area. Postholed quite a ways, but nice views from the top made it worth it.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Pete CastriconeTrail run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

Pete Castricone

The power went out at work so what do I do...drive out to longs peak TH, throw on my gym clothes, and run up the cone.
Posted Jul 26, 2011 7:21 pm

wmollandThe Cone!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011


Piece of cake hike from Longs Peak ranger station. Great views at the top though!
Posted Jun 16, 2011 7:35 pm

ErikaRNWhew!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011


This was my first hike at altidude after having my first baby in April! My butt was whooped but it was so wonderful to see the beautiful Mummy Range and Long's Peak. I am slowing getting my mountain legs back!
Posted Jun 13, 2011 7:34 pm

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