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This epic over night trip started out at the train station in Durango Colorado. The narrow gauge railway will take you though some great scenery and drop you at a stop in the middle of nowhere called Needleton.
There is a small National Forest campground at the trail head. An 8.7-mile (14 km) hike beginning at 9,000 feet (2,743 m) above sea level which is relatively level the first 7 miles (11.3 km) becomes very steep the last mile (1.6 km) and ascends to Jackass Pass at 10,800 feet (3,290 m), crossing the continental divide. From there one must descend a steep half mile (800 m) to Lonesome Lake, which is one of four lakes in the cirque.
This Estes Cone hike starts at the Lilly Lake Trail Head.
This Hike starts at the popular Brear Lake and Glacier Gorge trail heads. It includes the popular Alberto Falls. Glass pond sits at an elevation of 10,813 ft.
Long's Peak (peek) is a one of the tallest peeks in Rock Mountain National Park. This is a very popular hike. Arrive early if you want to get a parking spot. You will need a wilderness permit from the Park Service to spend the night in the Boulder Field camp ground.