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Eugenia Mine Guided Hike

Jan 1, 2023

Join Rocky Mountain Conservancy for a guided winter hike to the Eugenia Mine historic site in Rocky Mountain National Park!

We’ll meet in downtown Estes Park, travel together to the trailhead, and then head into the woods! Your guide will discuss the history of the Eugenia Mine and other notable mining operations on the east side of RMNP. At the mine site, look for cabin ruins and mining equipment peeking out from the snow. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the mine while you savor a cup of hot chocolate prepared by your guide.

This hike is 3.8 miles round trip, with a total elevation gain of 695 ft. The trail starts at an elevation of 9,400 ft, so be prepared for high altitude hiking and winter trail conditions. Winter hiking boots and traction devices (such as micro-spikes or YakTrax) are recommended. In the event of fresh snow, Rocky Mountain Conservancy will provide snowshoes at no extra cost. This event is for participants ages 16 and over.

When: Sunday, January 1, 2023, from 10 am to 2 pm

Where: Meet in downtown Estes Park, travel to/from the trail head is provided

Who: participants ages 16 and up

What to bring:

  • Warm winter clothing, including a winter hat and gloves or mittens
  • Study boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Micro-spikes or other traction devices
  • Day pack
  • Plenty of water (2 L per person)
  • Bag lunch to eat at Eugenia Mine
  • Trail snacks
  • Mug for hot chocolate (optional)
  • Dry socks & shoes for afterwards

RMC provides:

  • Snowshoes if necessary
  • Hot chocolate
  • First Aid kit

This is a Level III event – Moderate hike of less than five miles with elevation gains of less than 1,000 ft.

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RMC members: Use the discount code you received in your membership email for 15% off!

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