Green Mountain - Tonahutu Trail Loop
Experience a sense of “getting away from it all” on the uncrowded western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Since most of the Park’s three million annual visitors enter from its east side, visitors to the Park’s western side are likely to experience more of a sense of “getting away from it all.” The Kawuneeche Visitor's Center is open year-round and worth a stop after your hike. This trail loop is blissfully uncrowded with some great opportunities to view wildlife; especially elk, who at this time of year are poised to migrate up into the high-country when the snow melts. The route leads past Big Meadows, an extensive flat area with several intersecting trails and with excellent wildflower displays in early summer. Nakai Peak can be seen to the north-northeast from Big Meadows. Big Meadows derives its name from the Arapaho Indian word Tonahutu. The first 1.6 miles of this loop coincides with the Continental Divide Trail. Trail Ridge Road, between the trailheads, has good aspen viewing.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Grand Lake|
|Elevation Gain||828 ft|
|Season||Early May to early November|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,800 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,450 ft|
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