Hermit Park is the hidden Jewel of the Colorado Rockies. It encompasses 1362 acres of open space nestled into the hills and valleys at altitudes of 7,880-8,964 feet. Ponderosa pine forests, amazing wild flowers and wetland meadows characterize this beautiful property and its abundant habitat for an impressive variety of mountain wildlife. Hermit Park can be found just 2.0 miles southeast of Estes Park.
Features of the park include a total of 109 sites including cabins, RV and tent camping, group campground, a group pavilion that can be reserved, and trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Wild animals that can be seen in Hermit Park include Elk, Deer, Bears, Moose, Coyotes, Foxes, Bobcats, Turkey and many others.
There are several hiking trails in Hermit Park. The 4 mile round trip Kruger Rock trail takes you to the top of the mountain where you will experience a breath-taking 360 degree view of the Rocky Mountains, Longs Peak, the Estes Valley and the Continental Divide. Also try the Homestead Meadows connector trail that takes you to the remains of a late 1800’s homestead where you can see the shells of many of the original dwellings. Dogs are welcome in Hermit Park.