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Kruger Rock

3 miles east of Estes Park, at Hermit Park Open Space, Estes Park, CO
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Wonderful!

Loved this hike. Not too long, not too short, moderate difficulty and views along way as well as at... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
cazcindy
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Cazenovia, New York
Kruger Rock Rocks

Nice 4 mile round-trip to Kruger Rock located at the Hermit Park Open Space ~ Incredible views... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
bdawgwrangler
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Estes Park, Colorado
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3 miles east of Estes Park, at Hermit Park Open Space, Estes Park, CO
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Loved this hike. Not too long, not too short, moderate difficulty and views along way as well as at top. Well defined trail as well. I'm a very fit 63 year old and daughter is 30 and very fit as well. Took us exactly one...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice 4 mile round-trip to Kruger Rock located at the Hermit Park Open Space ~ Incredible views abound at many overlooks ~ photo opportunities are there with a 360 degree view on top of the rock ! ! !

1  Thank bdawgwrangler
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lots and lots of forests and even some wetlands and some serene meadows will have you feeling at peace. It's such a quiet and peaceful place!! We saw lots of little animals and even a bald eagle soaring through the sky. This would be the...More

1  Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The elevation gain is about 1000 feet in just two miles, so it is a fairly steep hike with some rock scrambling at the end. But the views are great...360 from the top, and almost the much just below the rock scrambling part. There are...More

2  Thank annjh
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is an off-the-beaten path hike that is a good option when the national park is busy. We hiked to Kruger Rock on a Sunday and saw very few other hikers. Be forewarned, the hike is rather steep. The views of the Estes Valley and...More

1  Thank JayhawkRick
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Took this hike with my 2 boys, 18 and 15. We are not avid hikers but this was and easy well marked trail. Not a lot of people on this hike, we were wondering if it would turn out to be good and it was...More

1  Thank tanya b
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We did this with an 8 year old 2 greyhounds and a whippet. It was a little tough for the two greyhounds but everyone else enjoyed it and it was a good physical activity with great views up top.

Thank morrisseysb
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

A very well maintained trail that can be enjoyed even if you do not do the last scramble up to the top. There are fine views along the way, intermittent shade all along the trail, good spots to have a picnic lunch with a view.

Thank jthand
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The hike to the top of Kruger Rock is 2 miles and 900 feet elevation gain, at the top, you can climb up the crack in the rocks to get to the very top. The views are worth the effort.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This beautiful hike begins in Hermit Park, a Larimer County Open Space fee area. Take U.S. Hwy 36 south of Estes Park two or three miles to the well-marked entrance. Follow the road to the green-roofed pavilion. Parking is on one side of the pavilion...More

2  Thank Robert C
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Phillip T
22 July 2016|
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Response from jthand | Reviewed this property |
I certainly would not do it at night but then I wouldn't hike anywhere in the dark. It is not a difficult trail but still it would not be something I would recommend to do in the dark.
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