Summary: Hike north around Bear Lake about 1/4 mile. Follow signs to Flattop Mountain. Enjoy the Dream Lake overlook on the way. On Flattop enjoy the views on the continental divide, when ready turn south and follow the ridge trail up to the peak. Watch out for rain/snow on the top. Return the way you came.
Trailhead: From Estes Park, take US36 west to the Beaver Meadows entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Once in the park, go south on Bear Lake Road to the shuttle parking. Ride a shuttle bus to bear lake. (Lat:40.31214 Lon:-105.64624)
Trail Guides for Hallet Peak:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: RMNP Information (970) 586-1206
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Dennis Camell, who has posted 21 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by KC on 7/31/2009
Made this hike in late July, unfortunately it was completely fogged in with visibility sometimes limited to 30 yards. Easy Hike. Poor planning on my part, thought the sun would burn off the fog...didn't happen. Get an early start, or you're riding the schuttle...Bear Lake Parking fills up fast.
Reviewed by Brad on 7/26/2005
The views in the Fall are fantastic. I would recomend it too anyone who loves the heights and scenery. There are also three more peaks you can bag if you have the time.
Reviewed by Balazs on 5/11/2005
Beautiful scenery all along the way to Flattop Mountain. The views from Hallets peak is only second to Longs peak in the Rocky Mountain National park.
Reviewed by Andrew on 2/6/2005
Absolutely amazing views!! It is awesome to look out into the Rockies once past the treeline. You have to see for yourself...words really can't explain how cool it really is!
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