Flattop Mountain Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking

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Flattop Mountain Trail

This is a strenuous hike of over 5 hours, so make sure you are up for it. The views, the alpine tundra and timberline make this trek well worth the effort.

Trailhead: To get to Flattop Mountain, you must start at the Bear Lake Trailhead. Take Bear Lake Road until the dead-end at Bear Lake Trailhead.

  • Distance: 8.8 miles
  • Average Time of Hike: 5 hours and 35 minutes
  • Elevation Gain: 2,388 feet
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trail Type: Out-and-back

Get an early start so you don’t run into afternoon thunderstorms.