This trail is located just before hitting the highest point on the road.
It's a 0.5 mile one way hike up a gentle incline on a paved path. Here you are in the tundra, high above the treeline. It takes the plants in this area a long time to grow so you are urged to stay on the designated path. This is such a rare environment for the United States. Winds can reach up to 100 mph and temperatures are frigid for almost half the year. All you can see from here is frozen tundra.
There is a vault toilet accessible at the trailhead.
Trail length: 1 miles
Posted by Sarah Hikes on July 6, 2012
Trail System Rocky Mountain National Park
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Reviewed by Sarah Hikes on July 6, 2012
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At 12,000 ft the temperature here is pretty much freezing year-round. Hiking this trail was an awesome experience, though. All you can see is snow covered mountains everywhere. There's very little plant life because of the harsh conditions. When I was there in May it started snowing on us. It was a lot different than what I'm used to in Florida.
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