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6.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1215 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Rocky Mountain National Park Topo Map

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Lake Helene Trail

Colorado | Rocky Mountain

  • Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Lake Helene and Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Activities & Features


The Long House Trail gives visitors to Mesa Verde an intimate look into the parks colorful history. A tram transports hikers to the trailhead. Watch for birds of prey and make sure to pick up a trail guide at the ranger kiosk. This hike is a wonderful choice for small children and the elderly. The Morefield Campground inside Mesa Verde is a great place to stay during a visit to the park. Campers often see wild turkeys and mule deer from their site.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 Highway 36 Estes Park, CO 80517

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