|View from the top of Estes Cone|
Image source: ProTrails
|Big Thompson Canyon|
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I think too of my amazing husband, who, knowing how much I love RMNP, proposed at the top of Estes Cone in August 2004. The Estes Cone hike starts at the Longs Peak trailhead at 9,425 feet above sea level and, over the course of three miles, gains a net of 1,577 feet in elevation top top out at 11,002 feet. The view from the top of Estes Cone is astounding, with 360-degree, spectacular views of the Rockies.
For our 10-year anniversary in June 2005, I hope we can hike Estes Cone again, or even take on the longer, more technical Longs Peak hike.