Hikes & Trails

Hikers along the Chapin Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Hikers along the Chapin Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

From your cabin door at McGregor Mountain Lodge, you can venture up the slopes into Rocky Mountain National Park. A path leads up through sloping meadows where herds of Bighorn Sheep, among other wildlife, like to gather. Once you hike a few hundred yards, there are many game trails and rock outcroppings that make for great exploratory hikes.

If you become overly ambitious, you can work your way through the very steep, rocky terrain to the summit of McGregor Mountain (10,486 ft). A short hike across Fall River Road brings you to Aspenglen in Rocky Mountain National Park. From there, trails lead throughout the Park. In the old days, people hiked from their door all the way over the Continental Divide to Grand Lake!

Even though there is scenic hiking from your cabin door, you will most likely want to hop in the car for a short drive to the official trailheads in Rocky Mountain National Park. The closest trailheads to McGregor Mountain Lodge are the “Lawn Lake Trailhead” and the “Deer Mountain Trailhead.” These are only five minutes away by car. These trailheads take you to wonderful mountain summits. The Lawn Lake trail will follow the Roaring River all the way to Lawn Lake.

Many more trailheads are within minutes from McGregor Mountain Lodge, including the Glacier Gorge Trailhead and the Bear Lake area.

The Longs Peak Trail and Wild Basin are both only a short scenic drive away, down the Peak to Peak Highway (Hwy 7).

For more information on hiking in the area:

 

Note: Dogs are not allowed on any of the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have rented one of our Dog friendly cabins and plan on hiking with your four legged adventurer, we have some suggestions of great hikes in the area that are dog friendly. You can download the PDF file here — Doggie Hikes

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On top of Mt. Lady Washington with Longs Peak in the background. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

On top of Mt. Lady Washington with Longs Peak in the background. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Snowy trail in Glacier Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Snowy trail in Glacier Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO