Please come properly prepared to make your trip most enjoyable. Include warm clothes, rain gear, sun protection, and water bottle. (Items will be available for sale in the shops in Estes Park and at the YMCA main lodge, but they may be expensive.) Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing choices. So be prepared with choices!
When hiking, it is best to dress in layers. By layering clothing you can adjust to the changing temperatures as needed. Some prefer to stay away from cotton when hiking in the Rocky Mountains' temperamental weather. Synthetic shirts, jackets, jackets and sweaters wick away moisture and dry more quickly than cotton. All of these layers combined are a safety measure that will keep you comfortable.
Suggested base-layer essentials for June:
Outer-layer essentials for June: