Black Canyon Inn is located near some of the best hiking and wildlife watching in Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer Estes Park condo rentals that have stunning views. Join us for an incredible Estes Park hiking vacation to remember.

Hiking in Estes Park is one of the most popular activities in the park due to its vast variety of beautiful trails and sights. Take a nice stroll along a scenic loop or trek along the mountain ridges for a multi-day climb. With over 350 miles of trails there is terrain for every age and ability. Check out these links for detailed lists of all the hiking possibilities.

  • Easy Trails- hiking accessible to everyone. Usually short and relatively level
  • Moderate Trails- require some level of physical conditioning and acclimation to high altitude as trails vary from level to steeper parts.
  • Difficult Trails- require good physical condition and acclimation to the high altitude due to the steep incline of these trails and the long duration.

Enjoy the freedom of an independent hike, but take the word of the locals and check out some useful guide books for a safe and informed day out. 

We recommend Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide by Lisa Foster. This guide covers every existing trail in Rocky Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas. Plan your day and then bring the book along on the hike as it is a useful guide for information and has 31 detailed maps inside. Lisa is a local to the area and has put years of research into her guide to deliver you the best hiking resource.  

If you are not looking to go hiking on your own, or want an expert to show you the sights and sounds of Estes Park, take a guided hike from one of these great tour guides.

Kaiyote Tours

Phone: 970-556-6103

Explore lakes and glaciers or challenge yourself to a difficult mountain trek or summit hike on one of Kaiyote tours full day private hikes. Nature walks and half day easy to moderate hikes are also offered. If you are looking to join a group check out one of the weekly scheduled nature hikes including stargazing hikes, trips to Grand Lake, Alpine tours along Trail Ridge Road, and kid specific adventures.  

Warming House

Phone: 970-586-2995

The Warming House is the only company in Estes Park offering guided trips in Rocky Mountain National Park. They offer guided trips to match every season of the year, including guided day hikes, backpacking trips, and snowshoe hikes. The Warming House is a retail store for great hiking gear and exclusive guided trip offerings.

Kirks Flyshop

Phone: 970-577-0790

Offers a variety of day hikes through Rocky Mountain National Park or up Longs Peak. If you are feeling more adventurous, take a peek at what RMNP looks like at night at 14,259 ft. with their variety of backpacking trips.

Join us in Estes Park, Colorado for beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife and some of the best hiking in the state of Colorado. The Black Canyon Inn – a family friendly property.