East Shore Trail is a 21 mile out and back trail located near Grand Lake, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from June until August.
My first hike on the west side of RMNP area. This trail was nice, but lots of dead trees, due to the beetle. The trail is kind of hard to follow, but not a bad trail.
Find the trailhead off of highway 40 and grand lake village then follow the signs to the trailhead through town. Map within the app does not take you to the trailhead. Only a half mile of this trail is in Arapahoe National Forest, the rest is in RMNP so you cannot bring your dog.
Fun hike, the east shore loop was a little confusing. after tromping through a marshy area, lost the trail. only to turn around and go back. but if you see a small pond. the trail starts back up on the right side of that pond.
Directions led down a dirt road that ended at a new gated community with a no trespassing sign.