Hiking up and down Deer Mountain Trail is a great option for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park who are looking for moderate exercise and excellent views of the mountains.
This hike featured some of the best panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains that we’ve seen since moving to Colorado. From such a high vantage point, it’s amazing how much you can see in all directions.
This hike was an absolute pleasure that reinforced to us what an amazing place we live in, with such a variety of beautiful scenery to enjoy. Along the trail you can see Rocky Mountain views, interesting rock formations, an alpine lake, and refreshing forests. Even if you only make it to Gem Lake, you can see all of the above.
This hike was a bit challenging, especially for that final push up the hill to Loch Lake, but the effort was well worth it. Microspikes are a necessity in winter for traction in the snow.
This had some stunning views which are worth the challenging hike to see, particularly of Mt. Meeker, Longs Peak, Pagoda Mountain, Chief’s Head Mountain, and Tanima Peak.