Trail LocationChapin Creek Trail-head
Round Trip8.3 Miles (13.4 km)
Trail-head Elevation11,040 ft (3365 m)
Highest Elevation13,514 ft (4119 m)
Trail DifficultyDifficult
Parking Lot Latitude, Longitude40.43473,  -105.73031

Going on a journey – climbing the 13,514 ft Ypsilon, 13,069 ft Mt. Chiquita & 12,454 ft Mt. Chapin Mountains is a great adventure. This hike requires going thru a not too well-maintained trail to the northwestern hills of Mt. Chapin to the peaks of both Mt. Chiquita & Ypsilon Mountain.

The hike starts from the Chapin Creek Trailhead, situated around 6.7 miles from the spot that Old Fall River Road turn into a one-way dirt road. Going about 11 miles at this point, the road lengthens from Horseshoe Park to that of Fall River Pass. From the trailhead, the hike starts with a climb prior to getting to a split in the trail. Around a tenth of a mile – you’ll discover a sign signifying that you should turn to the right to carry on towards the Ypsilon, Chiquita & Chapin summits.

At about 4/10 of a mile, the trail will begin to emerge from the tree-line, revealing Ypsilon, Chiquita & Chapin. Closely going, you’ll get to another split with a sign at the junction signifying that you should go right to keep trail en route for “all summits”.

Learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park including fees and parking associated with the trail here.