Hallet Peak

Most popular ascent from Bear Lake trailhead. Flattop/Hallet mountain trail rises 3,200 feet gradually to summit. Summit Flattop first and then follow the ridge moderately to the top. CAUTION! This area is prone to sudden and violent Thunderstorms and its usually a good idea to be off the summits by 1pm. The trail follows the Continental divide for part of this hike. Magnificent views of Rocky Mountain National Park from atop Hallet.

Elevation (feet): 12,713
Elevation (meters): 3,875
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1800's
First successful climber(s): William L Hallet
Nearest major airport: Denver, Co
Convenient Center: Estes Park, Co

Thanks to Jim Lombard for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 15 trip reports for Hallet Peak.

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  • Log #22082 - by Dennis Mulherin on Sep 15, 2010
    I summated Hallet Peak immediately following our summit of Flattop Mountain with friends to acclimatize for our Longs Peak summit three days later. Great experience and would recommend this mountain...
  • Log #20469 - by dennis demski on Nov 02, 2006
    It was the first peak that my wife and i climbed on our honeymoon. The hike was fairly easy, just follow the path. We met about 30 people at the top, 25 of them being a youth group that made the...
  • Log #19090 - by an anonymous user on Feb 14, 2006
    For a flatlander, this can be a real lung buster! It is an incredible and popular hike, but if you start at the crack of dawn as we did, you can be virtually alone on the mountain and be coming back...
  • Log #16600 - by joseph Caulkins on Aug 23, 2004
    Summited just in time with a lightening storm approaching fast. Had horizontal sleet on the way down. I decided while staring at this peak as a 12 year old that I wanted to climb it. 25 years later I...
  • Log #16601 - by Rod Helbert on Dec 19, 2003
    Very beautiful hike and climb. From the Bear Lake view of Hallets (as seen on many postcards, my girl friend, Gail, and I said, there's no way we could climb that. Ate lunch along the rim overlooking...
  • Log #16602 - by jeff tess on Dec 02, 2003
    took 30 kids and my fiance up to the peek on a christian retreat. When we got to the peak I asked my fiance to marry me. She said yes and 8 yrs later still happily married. thanks for the challenge.
  • Log #16603 - by Peter & Ben Alexander on Aug 29, 2003
    I followed the Flattop Mtn. trail from Bear Lake, using snowshoes part of the way. In the summer, this is a nice (but long) hike up to the top of Flattop, then about another 30 minutes to summit...
  • Log #16604 - by Kristin Weatherford on July 09, 2003
    Because I live in Kansas this was my first mountain hike so we thought that we would only do flat top but we ended up doing hallets and that was pretty cool and challenging so we did otis too, then...
  • Log #16605 - by THOMAS on May 22, 2003
    Around mid June my family, my sisters boyfriend and I went on vacation to Colorado. While we were there we went on a nature trail hike to Emerald lake I believe it was. We stopped at the lake to...
  • Log #16606 - by Dennis R Mitchell on Nov 25, 2002
    Crossing from Flattop to Hallet peak we were traversing a cornice before the Tyndell Glacier ridge. I remember feeling a tremor under my feet as the whole world dropped from under my feet. In the...
  • Log #16607 - by Angie Huss on Nov 06, 2002
    I went on a Catholic youth leadership retreat to Colorado this summer and this was one of the mountains we climbed. There were about 55 of us so the hike took longer than it normally would. 15 people...
  • Log #16608 - by Chris Larcinese on Aug 20, 2002
    Nice hike via Flattop Mtn. from Bear Lake parking area. Views to the Atlantic Ocean drainage was impressive, but I really liked the views of the Pacific drainage to the west; Grand Lake, Granby both...
  • Log #16609 - by Ian A. Johnson on Oct 29, 2001
    Summited via the Great Dihedral route (II 5.7) on the north face of the 1st Buttress. Beautiful climb, beautiful day, beautiful mountain...can there BE something better than climbing? I didn't think...
  • Log #16610 - by Mike Stortz on Aug 12, 2001
    It's fairly easy just stay on the trail
  • Log #16611 - by Jim Lombard on June 22, 2001
    Truly a spectacular mountain, our group made both summits of Flattop and Hallet. The views are well worth the (moderate) effort! One of my favorite hikes!