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Nice hiking trip - not for novices

I grew up in Colorado, my daughter she grew up so far in Texas. I go back to Colorado as much as... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2014
Austin, Texas
Great hike

We love the challenge and the beauty of this hike. We also enjoyed taking the extra trip up to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2014
Blair, Nebraska
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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I grew up in Colorado, my daughter she grew up so far in Texas. I go back to Colorado as much as possible for friends and family and my brother and I do hikes up the 14Kers. I say this to premise what was accomplished...More

8  Thank DanW133
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We love the challenge and the beauty of this hike. We also enjoyed taking the extra trip up to Hallet Peak.

3  Thank jmf1978
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
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
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

4  Thank jeffswmn
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
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
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
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
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

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Scott V
30 December 2017|
Response from vgroten | Reviewed this property |
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Response from vgroten | Reviewed this property |
Snow areas of trail will usually be flattened down by snowshoers or other hikers. Yak Tracks on shoes and hiking poles will help. Snow shoes also an option.