In the winter, while the lower trail generally has little snow, you can expect packed and drifted snow on the switchbacks. Snow cover on the summit may be three to five feet deep, making skis or snowshoes necessary for safe travel.
Directions: From Estes Park, Follow Hwy 36 west past the Beaver Mountain Entrance Station to the Deer Mountain Trailhead, near the junction of Hwy 36 and 34.
Elevation: 8,938 feet
Ending Elevation: 10,013 feet
Elevation Gain: 1,075 feet
Distance: 3.0 miles
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Access: Deer Ridge Junction, at the intersection of U.S. Highways 34 and 36, just under 3 miles northwest of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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