Alberta Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Family-friendly, easy hike from Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead. Beautiful falls and views of surrounding peaks. One of the most popular hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, it can be quite crowded. The hike is short and easy and one of the most scenic hikes in the park. The trail starts at Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead, and heads south, paralleling the creek. At about 0.3 miles, the trail intersects with two others, one branching back toward the north to Sprague Lake, and slightly further with the trail coming down from Bear Lake. At the intersection with Bear Lake Trail, turn left. The trail passes several aspen groves, and into pine forest. At about 0.5 miles, it opens up onto a ledge of rock offering an overlook of Glacier Gorge. From there, the trail parallels Glacier Creek to the Falls. Alberta Falls roars through a granite chute. The rock slabs surrounding the Falls are a great place to explore and picnic. You can take the trail further to several beautiful lakes in the park: The Loch (aka Loch Vale), Mills Lake, Lake Haiyaha and Black Lake.
Nice hike with a beautiful view of the falls at the top. Did this hike with my hubby and 2 daughters who are 4 & almost 2.
Beautiful hike in the fall.
Definitely beautiful once you reach the falls. Only 1 mile from the parking lot and an easy hike if you're somewhat used to the elevation. But once you get to the beautiful falls don't be afraid to go another 10th or a quarter-mile up because it still beautiful.
Visited Alberta Falls on our way to Mills and Jewel Lakes. Very nice trail and good waterfall, but expect this early portion of the trail crowded.
Very easy hike from the Bear parking lot. Waterfall is fun to climb around on the rock ledges.
Beautiful and short. Great for kids if you want to see a good-looking waterfall.
Wonderful maintained trail. Beautiful Fall color. Too many people at one time though.
Very well marked and heavily hiked but to see the fall colors in full bloom was glorious! We hiked up hill on the way out and downhill on the way back.
Very easy. parking lot is full by 6- 7am... so you'll have to shuttle.
Beautiful views of the mountains Ann's the waterfall.
More than likely going to be a very populated area after 8am or so
Very well maintained trail with lots of coverage. Nice waterfall at the end, but the later you go the worse the crowds. Due to traffic, trail can get pretty dusty. You can follow this trail farther for more beautiful scenery. You can get on the trail from either Bear Lake TH or Glacier Gorge TH.
This is a great trail of you have younger kids. I took my 5 and 7 year old and they loved it.
It's definitely a trek but worth it.
Easy hike for families with small children. Take the bear lake stop and hike half of it down hill, and return to the glacier stop on the way back to have it all downhill. Hiked this portion in conjunction with Loch
ok hike to an ok waterfall, might consider going to Mills lake or something to make it even more worth while...
Beautiful falls! This hike is easy for those with limited hiking experience. If you are out of shape, you may get winded on the way to the falls. But it will be totally worth it!