What are some of the winter hiking trails rated difficult in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park that don't require technical climbing?
Headed to Denver,CO (mid-february) for a couple of weeks and looking to shed some fat through a weekend trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. I am looking for a hike with an elevation gain of 4000-5000ft ranging from 8-12 miles. The important part is that it can be hiked with some microspikes/crampons given some snow and does not require any technical climbing. I understand that a couple of feet would be unavoidable at higher altitudes.~7000-13000ft mountains that I can start hiking from a lower elevation to maximize every foot of elevation gain will be ideal.Well maintained trails preferred. However, I always carry a GPS, so its not a deal breaker. Ideas!?