Rocky Mountain Day Hikes
Forest Canyon Pass - 2.1 miles
Trail Type: Moderate Hike
Trailhead: Milner Pass
Trailhead Elevation: 10,758'
Destination Elevation: 11,320'
Total Elevation Gain: 562'
Total Roundtrip Miles: 4.2
Travel through three diverse, high altitude ecosystems on this hike. Beginning at Poudre Lake at Milner Pass, the trail rises through the forested upper Montane Zone and crosses along the tree-sculptured Subalpine Zone before breaking onto the open tundra of the Alpine with numerous alpine ponds to enjoy. Hiking another 2 miles brings you to the Alpine Visitor Center on Trail Ridge Road.
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How to Get There:
From Estes Park, drive over Trail Ridge Road, past the Alpine Visitor Center, to Milner Pass on the Continental Divide. Trail Ridge Road is only open from June to about mid-October.
The Forest Canyon Pass Trail Photo Gallery