Near the top of the Old Ute Trail that once linked villages across the Continental Divide. Tundra hike.
This trail ranges from "easy," to "difficult" depending on how far you feel like walking. It begins north of Poudre Lake on the west side of the valley near Milner Pass and heads downwards towards the Mummy Pass trail junction.
Climb steeply to a ridge, traverse a dense forest to beautiful views of the Chapin Creek valley and on above timberline to the western flank of Mount Chapin.
This trail is short, but high and steep and offers chance glimpses of wildlife such as marmots and bighorn sheep. The trail closes early.
Stop on your drive over Trail Ridge Road and stroll through the alpine zone tundra and see the wonderful, tiny wildflowers and spectacular views. Rated Moderate because of the altitude! More on the Tundra Communities Trail...
An easy tundra walk with stunning views.
From Ute Crossing mostly downhill to Upper Beaver Meadows. Coordinate with friends to leave a car at Upper Beaver Meadows and start the trail at Ute Crossing. Starts on the tundra, goes through forest to meadow. 1 backcountry site.