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Address: Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: (970) 586-1206
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Great easy hike

This is a 1/2 mile easy hike with great views. Parking can be a bit tricky, but ride the bus over from the park and ride. This trail head also has a trail that leads to Alberta... read more

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Hilliard, Ohio
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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a 1/2 mile easy hike with great views. Parking can be a bit tricky, but ride the bus over from the park and ride. This trail head also has a trail that leads to Alberta Falls. It's not a long hike, but you are going uphill a good portion of the hike. The waterfall is beautiful and worth... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we came in late July, this area was PACKED! Best to wait until the afternoon. But worth the wait! Highly recommend hiking all the way up to Emerald Lake. Absolutely gorgeous! And we saw a couple of elk up close.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked up to Bear Lake and it is absolutely serene! It's only a few hundred feet from Bear Lake Visitor Center. It is very calm and peaceful there. The mountains surrounding the lake offer a splendid view! You will definitely have a lot of fun and will get some great pictures.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This lake is fine for older folks. My mom enjoyed the flat terrain. It is pretty but in a state park kind of way....not really national park worthy if you know what I mean. Good for a lazy afternoon stroll.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A review for seniors by a senior. Folks, this is a great hike. Is only a half-mile to a beautiful little lake with colorful lilypads and great mountain views. It's a bit uphill at the start, but even at this elevation a little huffing and puffing will pay off in a fine hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first of three mountain lakes on a hike that traverses nearly 45 stories of altitude change. It's about 2 miles one way.

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Bath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is impossible and inappropriate to review just one small part of the RMNP. However, this is the way Trip Advisor works. Do you want a 1 miles, 4, miles or much longer walk? Do your research. At bear lake you can do a very short (1 mile) nature trail round the lake. It is very pleasant albeit a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a trail on the East Side of RMNP. It is a half mile, self guided nature trail around Bear Lake. There is an elevation of 20 feet at various points along the trail. This is a beautiful, stunning, breathtaking hike. Peaceful! You can stop along the way and take gorgeous photos! You can sit along the way at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely alpine lake and marks the start of a relatively straightforward hike up one of the RMNPs classic peaks Flattop. Be sure to wear warm clothes for this one and allow about 3-4h EACH way for the 2800' ascent up a well graded track. Start early to avoid the possibility of getting caught out in and afternoon... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for anyone to go. Easy .5 mile around the lake that is easy. Beautiful and peaceful. Great spot for Shutterbugs.

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