A quick snack break on Mt Chapin. From Estes Park take Fall River Road into Rocky Mountain National Park. But during the spring, there are a number of wonderful seasonal waterfalls that are just a hike away. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 2 5.2 mi 8.4 km #11 Bell View Trail. Follow upper chiquita to pretty much the waterfall. Chapin (12,454') and ascending Mt. And […] Chiquita (13069') comes into view . 6: N40 26.286 W105 42.136 — 1.75 miles : Mt Chapin - Mount Chiquita saddle 7: N40 26.400 W105 41.940 — 2.0 miles : Steady, steep climb to summit 8: N40 26.538 W105 41.679 — 2.3 miles : Trail … Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Easy/Intermediate. Go 2 miles past the Fall River Road entrance to the park and turn right onto Old Fall River Road. Mt Chiquita from Mt Chapin. From blue jay camp ground: take the upper san juan trail to where it splits. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Easy/Intermediate. Looking southwest from Mt Chapin. This hike is a 9 mile out-and-back route with 1,409′ of vertical elevation gain. Trail Map | Photo Gallery. Toward the top the trail is hard to follow but you can easily step from rock to rock to reach the top where you are rewarded with incredible 360-degree views of … Go right again. Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch; Description. When you think of hiking in Orange County, you don’t usually envision dramatic waterfalls. The summits of Chiquita and Ypsilon may require backcountry travel, though the trail is well-worn in some portions. Colorful trail near the TH. Go right. Chiquita Lake - 10.6 Miles Round-Trip Chiquita Lake (11,356') is located in a steep-walled cirque under Mount Chiquita (13,069') in the Mummy Range of Rocky Mountain National Park.. The true summit of Mt. At around 1.25 miles from the trailhead, the route skirting Mt. Since Mount Chapin is a ranked 12er, you might consider tagging it as you pass by, but for the approach to Chiquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild and Hagues, the goal is to reach the saddle between Chapin and Mount Chiquita. Access Info. The Fall River Rd from Mt Chapin. Mts Ypsilon, Chiquita and Chapin from Trail Ridge Road: Starting out towards Mt Chapin. 350 East Elkhorn Ave. PO Box 250 Estes Park, CO 80517 brownfieldscrew@aol.com From the top we’ll have out-of-this-world views of Longs Peak, the Indian Peaks, the Mummy Range and the Gore Range. To reach that saddle, follow an easy trail that contours upward across easy tundra terrain bedecked with alpine wildflowers. Technical trail with some uphill at the beginning. Easy/Intermediate. ... From the pass we’ll hike up the west shoulder of Mount Chiquita to its summit (13,069 feet). This is a Chapin is the more eastern (closest to Chiquita) of the high points visible from the trail. Griff on the west slope of Mt Chapin. It splits multiple times, but at this split there will be a wooden sign that should say chiquita (left) and san juan (right). We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the most breathtaking spots you can imagine. Reach another trail split shortly thereafter without a sign . Mount Chiquita is a mountain summit in the Mummy Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America.The 13,075-foot (3,985 m) thirteener is located in Rocky Mountain National Park, 9.8 miles (15.7 km) northwest by west (bearing 298°) of the Town of Estes Park in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The gentle west faces of Mts Ypsilon and Mt Chiquita. Just before the pass is the summit trail for Mount Chapin. 1.0 mi 1.6 km #10 Westridge Trail (Chiquita Ridge Trail) Easy/Intermediate. Lots of tight and technical rock gardens. One of my personal favorites is Chiquito Falls. Continue straight uphill toward the summit of Mt Chiquita, and you'll follow an obvious but steep rocky trail.