The Ute Trail gains 200 feet, then loses 3,200 feet of elevation over its six-mile course. Make sure your knees are in good shape or bring hiking poles with you! The hike starts above treeline and crosses alpine tundra along Tombstone Ridge. It then drops steeply into Windy Gulch, which is filled with limber pine trees. The views are beautiful, and the changes from one ecosystem to another as you descend to Upper Beaver Meadows are fascinating. Make sure to leave the upper trailhead before any thunderstorms or whiteouts develop. The first two miles are very exposed and high.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Elevation Gain||3,200 ft|
|Duration||3 - 5 hours|
|Season||Best from July through September|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,640 ft|
|Top Elevation||11,640 ft|
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