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Flattop Mountain Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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A nice little challenge.

The main point of this one is to get above the treeline to say you did it is all. There is the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2014
AtcerJim
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Denver, Colorado
A Must

If you want to hike a mountain, this is the one to do. If Longs Peak is not an option (which it... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2014
Shawn M
,
Linn Creek, Missouri
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“hallett peak” (12 reviews)
“start early” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The main point of this one is to get above the treeline to say you did it is all. There is the added bonus of being able to say that you've walked up on the Continental Divide I guess, but this little hike is entirely...More

2  Thank AtcerJim
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you want to hike a mountain, this is the one to do. If Longs Peak is not an option (which it isn't for most people), do Flat Top Mountain but continue up to Hallett Peak. It's another 45 minutes up to the peak but...More

7  Thank Shawn M
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We started our hike about a half hour before sunrise in order to beat the crowds, and to give us plenty of time to reach the summit before the daily thunderstorms. The trail is a very steady and consistent hike upwards. It is not a...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Flattop Mountain is one of the few in RMNP that features a maintained trail all the way to the top...and it's a "real" mountain, not like Deer Mountain or Estes Cone. Once you climb above tree line, the views are wonderful. You can also bag...More

3  Thank retlod
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Flat Top is my fav hike to prep for Longs Peak. I wear a HR monitor and every step is up on the ascent. Leave in green forest beauty and at the top you are making snowballs. Love RMNP and this is a "don't miss"...More

Thank jimvet1826
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Flat Top is a long but steady hike . You rise over 3000 feet and walk over 4 miles. There was snow to clamber over at the top but good walking shows made it easier. Took the older members of our party about 5 hours...More

7  Thank lightfader
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We started at about 7:30 in the morning. The trail was still covered in snow in some spots. There were quite a few people hiking the trail who were in better shape than I was. It took me 6 hours to almost reach the summit,...More

2  Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Take lot of water and food. It is a long way through the forest, and at the end directly to the top of the ridge which takes you to the Flattop. You can see then Bear Lake from the top. This location can be used...More

Thank Matejuse
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have not been up here in a while, but the hike is great. You top off on the continental divide with long views both east and west. Dress warm as it can rain or snow all year round.

1  Thank prelucir
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

It's a long way up to Flattop, but if you are in decent shape, you can continue up along the ridge and there are a number of additional summits you can do from this trail. The day I went, we added on Hallet's and Otis....More

2  Thank hmk24
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