National and State Register

Flattop Mountain Trail

Larimer County

Associated with the early resort industry and tourism in the Estes Park region, the trail grew from the 20th century movement to develop national parks for public enjoyment. 

A black and white photo of a part of the trail with large stones beneath  and ascending slope on the side.

Flattop Mountain Trail (2003 photograph.)

Completely relocated in 1925, a Depression-era New Deal federal relief agency, the Civilian Conservation Corps, also improved the trail during the summer and fall work season of 1940.  The trail design reflects National Park Service Naturalistic Design philosophies and practices of the 1920s through the 1940s.  The property is associated with the Rocky Mountain National Park and the Historic Park Landscapes in National and State Parks Multiple Property Submissions.