Explore the most popular Skiing trails in Rocky Mountain National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
13 hours ago

Easy trail, connects to the Emerald lake trail and lots of wildlife.

hiking
1 day ago

We had a great time hiking this trail with our three kids (5,3, and 9 months). Lots of rocks to climb for the kids and they loved looking at all the fish in the lakes! Had some heavy traffic due to the summer busy season, but it was still a blast. There was a vehicle restriction on Bear Lake Road, so check ahead of time to see if it is closed to traffic and plan to take the hiker shuttle from the Estes Park Visitors Center.

Great trail for those hiking with kids. Our hike led us from the Green Mountain Trailhead to the South Meadow campground. Make backcountry reservations with RMNP at Beaver Meadow visitor center. Camp fee was $30. Our site was on the creek away from everything and everyone. Bridge crossings and a little mud, but overall a great trail.

hiking
9 days ago

This was a great trail for my out of state parents! Not too hard and beautiful views. Small patch of snow at top but It wasn’t on the trail.

hiking
9 days ago

This was a wonderful trail. It is highly trafficked but ever much worth it. We hiked June 7th with a 9 year in toll. The snow was a little tricky as large portions of the trail was covered in snow but we highly recommended it to everyone we passed.

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful short and easy trail. Went in the evening and the lake was still. The reflection was just gorgeous.

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike- completed this about a month ago and there was a ton of snow on the trail, but still beautiful!!

hiking
bugs
13 days ago

Amazing! We parked at glacier gorge and made an afternoon out of the series surrounding trails. First we headed to Alberta falls, then to bear lake, and then up to dream lake. You’ll pass by nymph lake on the way up, which provides a nice rest stop and views. Easy-moderate climb, there were some younger kids on this trail as well, but not quite as busy as the falls. The views on the trail were gorgeous and dream lake did not disappoint. Light patches of snow just before you get to the lake, but easy enough to walk through with hiking shoes or sneakers. I’ll definitely come back here and continue on to emerald next time after. **there were mosquitoes here, so bug spray could be helpful**

hiking
muddy
13 days ago

Love this trail. It’s perfect for out of towners. Excellent views and some shade. Little bit of leftover snow near dream lake itself but otherwise good trail conditions.

hiking
muddy
snow
14 days ago

I only had to cross snow a few times but it was very compacted. 5:50am arrival at Best Lake lot was perfect. Plenty of spots and the smaller Glacier Gorge lot was only half full. The amount of people coming up the trail at 8:45 was not too bad.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike! If you have come this far you might as well press on to Emerald Lake. A little muddy in places but nothing impassable. Go as early as possible to avoid the crowds!

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked yesterday evening. Trail still semi busy. Snow is passable in sneakers and trail in great shape. Not much wildlife due to heavy traffic on trails. Views are always amazing here. Easy hike with some moderate spots.

hiking
18 days ago

Fun little hike easy for everyone

hiking
19 days ago

Perhaps my favorite lake on the way to emerald lake. Crystal clear water, very large lake, and you walk right along the lake. Still a bit of snow to contend with if you extend to emerald lake but not a lot. This is a crazy busy trail right now. Get there early to beat the crowd. Added bonus is seeing nymph lake from the trail above.

hiking
22 days ago

Still snowy towards the end but easily passable. Saw a lot of people in sneakers falling over in the snow or slipping on slick conditions. Snow run off is pretty intense this year so waterproof boots are advised. Beautiful hike with amazing views!

hiking
23 days ago

Can be icy even in late June. But everything about it is spectacular.

on Dream Lake Trail

hiking
bugs
snow
25 days ago

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snow
26 days ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

An easy breezy trail past two beautiful lakes. Dream Lake is a perfect spot to stop and have lunch, too. This has always been one of my favorites! Hiked on 6/21 and there was still a good bit of snow - it was also raining that day, and as we got closer to Dream Lake, the rain turned to snow and hail! It was actually really fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike

hiking
snow
1 month ago

This was a beautiful little hike but the only beef I’ve got against it was the insane amount of people there I would defiantly recommend pushing on to emerald like it’s also beutiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely little walk, not too much of a hike and too many people- but beautiful nonetheless!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Did this hike on 6/13 without microspikes. There was snow at many places during the hike. We did slip but did not fall. The view of Dream lake was awesome and was worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked it in the dark to be there at sunrise. Just perfect until a very loud photographer and her client couple showed up for engagement photos and trampled all over the area with a sign that says keep off.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Hiked on 6/8 and there was still a good amount of snow. We had spikes but doable without!

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Few patches of snow on trail, but it’s not a big deal or hazardous. Lots of people hiked past in running shoes or boots. Trail was very busy, but it’s summer, right?

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