Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trails in Rocky Mountain

Adams Falls.

This easy 1/3 mile hike leads to a small, pleasant waterfall. If you wish to go further, past the falls, you will come to a large, grassy, glaciated valley with a river running through it. Moose are sometimes sighted in this valley. Many types of wildflowers are found in ...

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Bear Lake Trail

An excellent interpretive nature trail circles this popular subalpine lake at the end of Bear Lake Road on the east side of the park. The trail is tucked into the spruce-fir forest at the base of Hallet Peak and Flattop Mountain. Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway 36 , Estes ...

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Bluebird Lake Trail

This is a long hike to a scenic lake, which includes a trip through a recovering, fire-charred forest. It begins at the Wild Basin Trailhead on the southeast side of the park. Calypso Cascades is reached 1.8 miles from the trailhead. The trail leads past Ouzel Falls and Ouzel ...

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Calypso Cascades Trail

This is a short, easy hike on the southeast side of the park. It leads from the Wild Basin Trailhead past Copeland Falls reaching the roaring Calypso Cascades. Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway 36 , Estes Park, CO, 80517-8397, Phone: 970-586-1206, Fax: 970-586-1256, TTY: 970-586-1319 Directions Directions from Estes Park: ...

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Cascade Falls

Photogenic Cascade Falls is 3.4 miles into the North Inlet trail. This easy hike passes through an open meadow where marmots are often found, and by a river that winds through a lodgepole pine forest. Fishing is good for small brook trout and an occasional brown trout. Allow about ...

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Chasm Falls Trail

This is a winter route up the lower end of Old Fall River Road, open for hiking while the road is closed during the winter months. From the West Alluvial Fan parking lot, hike 1.5 miles to the junction of Endovalley Road and Old Fall River Road. Along the ...

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Coyote Valley Trail

Coyote Valley Trail (Coyote Valley Trailhead) This 1-mile round trip, level trail is wheelchair accessible and has numerous benches for resting while contemplating nature. Follow this path along the Colorado River in Kawuneeche Valley. Elk can often be seen grazing on the various sedges and grasses of the area. ...

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Cub Lake Trail

A park favorite, this hike to a mountain pond travels through woods that blaze with color in the fall. The trail begins in the willow thickets along the Big Thompson River, on the east side of the park, and continues upward through stands of pine and aspen. You pass ...

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Deer Mountain Trail

Fine views, pleasant hiking and a picnic on top make this trip a hiking favorite on the east side of the park. The trail begins at the Deer Mountain Trailhead along Highway 36, west of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station, near the junction with Highway 34. It leads to ...

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East Inlet Trail

This trail begins at the East Inlet Trailhead, on the east side of Grand Lake, on the west side of the park. It leads past Adams Falls, Lone Pine Lake, Lake Verna and Spirit Lake. Streamside hiking and wonderful scenery highlight this trail. Adams Falls is an easy 0.3 ...

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Fern Lake Trail

This trail begins at the end of Moraine Park Road and leads past The Pool, then on to Fern Falls, Fern Lake and Odessa Lake. The Pool is a turbulent water pocket formed below the confluences of Spruce and Fern Creeks with the Big Thompson River. The lower portion ...

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Flattop Mountain Trail

This trail begins at the Bear Lake Trailhead. Panoramic views and access to many other great peaks lure hikers up this mountain in the middle of the park. The trail links to the Tonahutu Creek Trail and the North Inlet Trail on Flattop Mountain. Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway ...

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Gem Lake Trail

The shallow waters of Gem Lake are cradled high among the rounded granite domes of Lumpy Ridge. Untouched by glaciation, this outcrop of 1.8 billion year-old granite has been sculpted by wind and chemical erosion into a backbone-like ridge. Signs of these erosional forces - pillars, potholes, and balanced ...

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Glacier Gorge Trail (to Alberta Falls)

The beautiful view of Longs Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds from Mills Lake is one of the park's finest. The trail is accessed at the Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead, southeast of Estes Park, near the end of Bear Lake Road and near Bear Lake. This trail leads ...

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Green Mountain Loop

Green Mountain Loop (Green Mountain or Onahu Trailhead) This trail passes through the lush, marshy Big Meadow, and through forests of lodgepole pine, quaking aspen, subalpine fir, and Engelmann spruce. See moose and elk foraging in the meadow, explore the cabin ruins of early settlers. This hike is 7.6 ...

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