Mummy Pass Trail

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Mummy Pass Trail (#937)

The Mummy Lake Trail is accessed by traveling the Emmaline Lake Trail for approximately two miles, skirting the west side of Pingree Park Campus on a road that is bordered on both sides by private land. The Mummy pass trail branches left off of the Emmaline Lake Trail and a half mile from this junction the trail enters the Comanche Peak Wilderness. After another three miles through forest then above timberline, the trail reaches the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail continues into the park for another 1.7 miles to Mummy Pass. Permits are required for overnight stays in the park and no dogs are allowed.

Wilderness: Comanche Peak
One-way Length: 5.7 miles from parking 3.5 miles from junction
Beginning Elevation: 8,960 feet at parking and 9,500 feet at junction

Peak Elevation: 11,400 feet
Difficulty Rating: strenuous
Use: moderate

Access: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, and travel 26 miles west to County Road 63E, Pingree Park Road. Turn left and travel 16 miles to Forest Road 145. Turn right, pass Tom Bennett Campground, and find a rough ½-mile road to the left leading to a gate at the Emmaline Lake/Mummy Pass trailhead. Parking at the beginning of the road and hiking the extra ½-mile may be preferable to driving due to the primitive condition of the road.

Trail Regulations

  • Dogs must be on a hand held leash General Wilderness Regulations
  • No motorized transport or mechanized equipment
  • Camps, campfires, and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails
  • Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock

Day Hiking and Backpacking

Fire Information:  Check for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. Portions of this trail are within the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, where campfires must be at least 200 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult


  • Trail Measurement: 5.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 40°33'20.1"N
  • Compass Longitude: 105°37'00.7"W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.555596
  • Numeric Longitude: -105.616858
  • Elevation in Meters: 2731 to 2896
  • Elevation in Feet: 8960 to 9500

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    5.7 Miles
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  • Elevation in Feet
    8960 to 9500
  • Elevation in Meters
    2731 to 2896
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