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Eugenia Mine Hike

Rocky Mountain National Park

Northern Front Range, Colorado

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Eugenia Mine Hike

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  • Start of the Longs Peak Trail.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Cut off logs in the creek are one of the only remnants of the Eugenia Mine.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • The creek near the mine is quite nice.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Eugenia Mine site.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Almost all that remains of the mine equipment.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • The creek makes a pleasant destination.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Water even in early fall.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • The best views are from the parking lot!- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Don't miss the exhibit on Longs Peak mountaineering.- Eugenia Mine Hike
  • Estes Cone from the trailhead.- Eugenia Mine Hike
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Pros: 
Easy hike. Moderately interesting mine site. Not busy.
Cons: 
No views.
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Region:
Northern Front Range, CO
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
482.00 ft (146.91 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Horseback
Total Distance: 
2.90 mi (4.67 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
9,350.00 ft (2,849.88 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Long’s Peak Trailhead is very popular with hikers trying to bag the peak, one of the most famous and iconic of Colorado’s 14ers. The short, fairly easy hike to the Eugenia Mine site forks off the Long’s Peak Trail and offers a pleasant walk in the lodgepole pine forest and a mildly interesting historic site.

Unfortunately, among the outstanding hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Eugenia Mine suffers by comparison. There are no mountain views from the trail due to the thick forest, and there is not much to see at the mine site itself except a pretty creek and a few artifacts. The most interesting feature of the hike is the outstanding mountaineering exhibit in the ranger station at the trailhead, and the views from the parking lot are better than any on the hike itself. In many other locations the hike to Eugenia Mine would be considered very nice, but in Rocky Mountain National Park there are just too many excellent alternatives.

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