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Rocky Mountains Colorado 3.9 mi away
#5 of 1,053 Nature & Parks in Colorado
From the heights of the magnificent and majestic mountains to the rivers that flow through the park, the wildlife and the ever changing weather patterns, this is a place that is truly awesome.
Alpine Visitor Center is a must stop for everyone traveling through the park, with its exhibits, gift shop, snack bar and most important, the very knowledgeable Park Rangers and volunteers.
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Emerald Lake Trail
#1 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
The Rocky Mountain National Park features amazing mountain views, a number of lakes, a variety of wildlife, varied environments including wooded forests and mountain tundras as well as a range of interesting hikes...
As for people consider you’re on a relatively easy trail with easy access inside a national park and awesome scenery = lots of people...pick a harder hike if you’d like to have sights more to yourself.
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Bear Lake
#2 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
During mid-May when it still considered the muddy season in Rocky Mount national Park Bear Lake is one of the lower elevation roads where you can still see sites but be prepared for fog rain wind and snow.
The path built around this lake is an incredible testament to the NPS efforts to make our wondrous nature accessible to all.
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Alberta Falls
#3 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park trails can be pretty busy and this one to Alberta Falls is especially popular so it's a good idea to get there early, especially on nice summer days or late (the trail is only opened b...
Glacier Gorge parking fills up fast but you can always park at Bear Lake or Bierstadt Lake or Shuttle Parking and ride the Shuttle to Glacier Gorge trail head.
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Bear Lake Trailhead
#4 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Activity - nature and photographers paradise - just hike the trail see the lakes in their mirror finish glory - around bear lake takes maybe 20-25min ooh aah photo ops !
If you are like us and prefer to drive to the trailhead and take only one shuttle bus in, you need to arrive by 7 am or 7:30 am at the very latest or take two shuttle buses from Estes Park Visitor Center.
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Alluvial Fan
#5 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
On your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park make sure to stop at Alluvial Fan for an easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall!
You should also read the story board to learn what happened here and how this part of the park was formed, it provides great insight into the power of nature!
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Sky Pond
#6 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
You can get to The Loch or Sky Pond through an out and back trail located near Estes Park that features several lakes and is rated one of the best trails in the nation.
We've hiked Glacier National Park & 3 parks in Alaska and this hike nudges out all of the hikes in those parks.
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Sprague Lake
#7 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
So if you wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of summer time in the park I highly recommend sunrise walk around the lake and on your hikes.
There is one of two stables in Rocky Mountain National Park located at Sprague Lake and you are able to reserve a spot on a trail ride leaving from the stable.
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Lily Lake
#8 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Every June when we visit Rocky Mountain National Park we drive out to Lily Lake and walk the path around the lake.
We ended our day tour of Estes Park at Lily Lake for and amazing sunset.
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Adams Falls Trail
#9 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
... past the top of the falls and follow where the water is coming from and you will be greeted with a spectacular view of calm water and Mountains in the distance that just takes you to a peaceful place in Nature.
The trail and Adams Falls is actually just outside the park in the little town of Grand Lake. (Follow Route 34 out of the park to the south.)
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Cub Lake Trail
#10 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
The trail has some breathtaking scenery that will take you through the various ecosystems the park has to offer.
Highly recommended hike if you are in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Bierstadt Lake
#11 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
... trail "switchbacks " down to start of Bierstadt trail parking lot....shuttle can take you back to park and ride (we parked there and had shuttle take us to Bear Lake parking to start)....fall colors of aspens ...
We were trying to avoid huge hikes uphill, so left from the Park and Ride lot, super easy on the bus, and got off at Bear Lake trailhead.
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Ouzel Falls
#12 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
... Falls is about 1 mile from upper Calypso the grand finale here you can climb up to the water fall and fell the mist coming off of it, have lunch and take in the beauty and stillness mother nature has to offer.
You can make this hike longer or shorter depending on where you park your car :) To get to the falls itself, you need to step to the left off the trail a bit to see it's true beauty.
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Gem Lake
#13 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rewarded with beautiful scenery and view back to Estes Park - and mountains beyond; and large boulders and rock formations along the way.
The rock outcroppings and views are spectacular, and really give you a great view of the Estes Park area.
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Longs Peak
#14 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Headed up through Black Hawk and rode through the Mountains and headed to Estes Park, Co. to see the trees changing and headed to Loveland Co.
The views are absolutely breathtaking, and you can spend as little or as much time in the park as you want.
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Estes Park Visitor Center Estes Park 7.5 mi away
#1 of 12 Nature & Parks in Estes Park
The staff was very friendly and informative on the Estes Park area, made great suggestions and guided us to the appropriate brochures and pamphlets...you can also buy postcards and Rocky Mountain maps here.
From the maps of the area, the highlights of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the free visitors shuttles, and the VERY knowledgeable staff, we were well-equipped to enjoy our two days in Estes Park.
Mills Lake
#15 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Really beautiful hike, among the very best we've done in any national park.
This hike was recommended by the park ranger at Beaver Meadows.
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Dream Lake
#16 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Great hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.
We got to the park early (7:30am) and were able to park right at the Bear Lake Trailhead as opposed to the park and ride.
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Lily Lake Trailhead
#17 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Mostly sunny hard-packed trail, great for older people who want to take in the beauty of the park in a safe hike.
Our family stopped at this beautiful lake to use the rest stop on our way from Estes Park through the mountains.
Flattop Mountain Trail
#18 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Get early start 6-7 am to get park spot at Bear Lake (in summer) and beat any possible midday weather.
Great way to see the park.
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Deer Mountain
#19 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Although you will probably be breaking through the snow, as the trail is less popular, I highly recommend continuing east once you reach the summit and ending your hike outside of the park in the town of Estes, ju...
Great views of Estes Park, Longs Peak and the Mummy Range.
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Calypso Cascades
#20 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
For those who are able to park close and want a quick hike (walk) to a waterfall this may be a good option.
In the end this hike was worth it, we hiked 3 days in the park and this was by far my favorite hike.
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Many Parks Curve Overlook
#21 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Many Parks Curve Overlook offers amazing views as almost all overlooks on the Trail Ridge Road.
This overlook is located on the Estes Park side of Trail Ridge Road and has great valley views with more to come if you are driving west.
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Sheep Lakes
#22 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Even after all our years of visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, she always shows us something wonderful and new.
We see Big Horn Sheep nearly everything we make this journey through the Rocky Mountain National Park
Tundra Communities Trail
#23 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
At the top is a brass plaque showing a map with miles to other national parks.
Lake Haiyaha
#24 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
The lake is surrounded by boulders and there is a tree estimated to be 2000 years old (and the oldest in the park) right at the entrance to this lake.
So, if you want to get away from the mass of humanity in Rocky Mountain National Park, a hike to Lake Haiyaha is a great way to do that.
Lake Irene
#25 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Several friends went to Rocky Mountain National Park on a beautiful July day to have a picnic lunch and a hike at Lake Irene.
I got the items for a picnic lunch in Estes Park at the Safeway Grocery Store across from the Estes Park Visitor Center.
Twin Sisters Peaks Trail
#26 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
We saw a fairly large size bear at the park entrance.
The Never Summer Mountains are off in the distance one direction, you can see Estes Park and Estes Lake another way, and you have a great view of Longs Peak across the way.
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The Loch Trail
#27 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Must do hike in Rocky Mountain National Park!!!
The Loch is a very, very popular hiking destination in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Horseshoe Park
#28 of 76 Nature & Parks in Rocky Mountain National Park
Some of the favorites pictures I took in the park are from viewpoints looking down on Horseshoe Park (a park is an Alpine Meadow tucked away in the mountains).
Anyone who loves scenery and enjoys seeing wild animals in their natural habitat will like this part of this park.
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