Summer or winter, hike from your room to stunning mountain views or start from a Rocky Mountain National Park trailhead, just minutes away.

Onsite Hiking
You don’t have to leave the property to get some wonderful hiking in. Catch the Twin Sisters trail behind the lodge and make your way to the top of Twin Sisters Peaks where you will find views of Longs Peak and Estes Park’s Mummy Range. You’ll cross the land slide area resulting from the 2013 floods, an impressive sight on its own, and end up high enough you’ll forget for a moment that your room, a warm meal and a massage are just down the mountain.

Whether there ground is clear or snow covers it, hiking at Dao House provides views that will be etched in your memory for years to come.

Offsite Hiking
Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin Trailhead and Longs Peak Trailhead are just a short car ride from Dao House. Trails range from easy to difficult, and vary in length. Rangers are on duty in the summer to answer any questions you have. Ask the Front Desk staff for trail recommendations.

Lily Lake, just north of Dao House, provides a quick, easy walk for those without much time or who require a flat surface. The start of the Twin Sisters trail can be accessed from just across the street.

Dao House is the perfect home base for climbing Longs Peak.

The town of Estes Park is home to the Beaver Mountain Entrance Station, where many hiking trails and walks can be accessed.

Rather drive than walk?
Take a drive up Trail Ridge Road, which connects Estes Park with Grand Lake, Colorado and is the highest continuous paved road in the United States. Once at the top you’ll be eye level with the peaks of Colorado; you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world! Trail Ridge Road is closed in the winter.