OverviewFarview Mountain is the small, unranked mountain to the southwest of Parika Lake, and to the south of Parika Mountain. The view from this peak are amazing, as you can see most of the Never Summer Range, from Mount Richtofen to Bowen Mountain. Also, there are great views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. The route up this peak comes from Baker Gulch, and is 13 miles roundtrip and has 3400 feet of elevation gain.
Getting ThereDrive north out of Grand Lake on highway 40/ Trail Ridge Road. After a couple of miles, reach the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Pay the fee to enter the park, and drive north on Highway 40 till you reach 8 miles from Grand Lake. You will see a sign for the Bowen-Baker Trailhead, turn left into the parking lot, and enjoy the panorama of Parika Peak. Head out on the Baker Gulch Trail, and the trail starts out mostly flat trail, but steepens the farther you get into the trail. Reach the Grand Ditch after 3.5 miles, and continue on the now steeper trail for another half mile and reach the intersection with the Baker Pass Trail. Stay left on the Baker Gulch Trail, and follow the trail for a steep mile and a half to reach Parika Lake. Follow the trail around the lake and follow the trail for another mile to the saddle between Parika Peak and Farview Mountain. Turn left at the saddle and follow the slope to the summit.
Red TapeNo permit is required to day hike this area. You have to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park.
CampingNo camping is allowed on the first half mile of the trail since it is in Rocky Mountain National Park. After entering the Never Summer Wilderness, you need a permit to camp anywhere, but stay at least 100 feet from any lakes, steams or creeks.