hiking

views

wildlife

wild flowers

walking

no dogs

forest

nature trips

birding

lake

river

horseback riding

waterfall

kid friendly

trail running

snowshoeing

camping

fishing

backpacking

fly fishing

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

cross country skiing

This section of the Rocky Mountains has ecosystems varying in elevation from the over 150 riparian lakes to Montane and subalpine forests to the alpine tundra. Large wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, and cougars inhabit these igneous mountains and glacier valleys. The fourteener Longs Peak and Bear Lake are popular destinations.

16 hours ago

This is an extremely rewarding hike! We are experienced hikers, but inexperienced climbers from around 900-1,000' elevation. The lack of air was tough for us, but everything prior to Glass Lake Falls was easy (we took our time and stayed well hydrated). Climbing the water fall up to Glass Lake was intimidating, but my wife and I made it today (patiently). Going up was harder than going down. Winds were howling at 40 knots with gusts upwards to 60 - I had trouble standing! After Glass Lake, join the trail (up the ledge) to the right of the lake, it will lead you to Sky Pond (which isn't much further). We debated for about 15-20 minutes about climbing the falls (with the high winds) and spent 30 minutes eating lunch and resting for the climb down the falls. All in, it took us 8 hours total time. Well worth the journey, stay safe!

Great this time of year with the leaves changing.

hiking
21 hours ago

hiking
22 hours ago

An easy trail that we have hike 4 of the last 5 years I've been to RMNP. it has a hidden gem. If you follow the entrance to the upper trail that is on the west end of the lake you will come to a fork about 100 yards in. Follow the rope to your left and it will take you to a nice overlook of the east end of Moraine Park. This side trip is well traveled and short, not not shown on maps.

hiking
1 day ago

Big payoff for little effort. Tundra hiking, rocky but little elevation gain. Spectacular views. Took the advise of other reviewers and stopped as it began to descend. Steady 30 mph winds with gusts to 50. Took about 2.5 hrs stoping often for pictures.

scenic driving
1 day ago

This is such a great beginner level hike!! It is only a mile but the elevation increase on the way up makes it a great workout! It's a beautiful hike with some beautiful scenery. Watch your step going up and down because in some places the trail path is patchy.

off road driving
1 day ago

Awesome 3 day hike!

trail running
2 days ago