hiking

views

no dogs

wildlife

wild flowers

walking

forest

nature trips

birding

lake

river

horseback riding

waterfall

kid friendly

trail running

snowshoeing

camping

fishing

backpacking

dogs on leash

rock climbing

wheelchair friendly

cross country skiing

skiing

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in north-central Colorado contains some of the most popular hiking trails in North America. Situated between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake, the park hosts 76 mountains over 10 thousand feet high within its 412 square miles. The national park service runs five visitor centers with the headquarters at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center— just off highway 36 in Estes Park. In addition to amazing hikes, the park has some great scenic drives, including Trail Ridge Road, which takes visitors along the continental divide on the highest paved road in the country, and Old Fall River Road, a challenging dirt road that takes you to the Alpine Visitor Center at Fall River Pass - the highest national park visitor center in the United States at almost 11,800 ft. The park has four distinct ecosystems: montane, subalpine, alpine tundra, and riparian where lucky visitors can see wildlife such as mule deer, bighorn sheep and cougars. The high country of the park features many crystal clear alpine lakes, fantastic summits, and stunning views. The Estes Park Shuttle provides service from Denver International Airport to downtown Estes Park, and many shuttles run between the various trailheads, the Moraine Park Visitor Center and even the Glacier Basin Campgrounds. Many visitors use Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge as their starting point into the park.

Today the trail started off muddy and with a little snow. Once you get past Cub lake the snow got very deep in spots. Bring poles and snow pants to make it easier.

Lots of snow! Snowshoes recommended

Spikes were enough for this hike.

Went on 2/16/18, the trail is covered in snow and large snow drifts. You can kind of tell where the trail should be, stay on it or you will post hole if you're not wearing snow shoes or skis. I downloaded the map and referred to the Alltrails app often to make sure I was on course, it was a huge help! I made it to the frozen lake, it was cold and windy so I didn't stay long.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely awesome. Fun hike to do with friends.

Good place for winter ice skating, walking cross the ice lake to fish pier, is a good point for the view of the peaks.

Very easy and very beautiful

hiking
2 days ago

Easy to got there, today is heavy windy, the loch lake is so beautiful, worth doing hiking, highly recommend!!! My fiancee with me will come back this summer for logs peak.

Beutiful hike, but very windy in the morning. Make sure to wear layers. The last part of the trail to Odessa is also extremely icy and inclined so make sure you have the right equipment .

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing views the entire hike

snowshoeing
3 days ago

Beautiful hike. Start extra early to avoid the crowds!

hiking
7 days ago

Great views of Estes Park with good elevation change. The so called “lake” is more like a little pond or puddle.

snowshoeing
8 days ago

High winds- lots of fresh snow!!

snowshoeing
9 days ago

I went on Wednesday 02-07-18 and it was lovely. Be careful/aware of the 2 giant moose that are greeting you as you are coming and going close to the official TH. Add at least 2 miles to hike the road to the TH as road is closed part of the way down. Brought micro spikes and snowshoes but only used the snowshoes after halfway point.

This was an amazing hike/snowshoe, the trail is fully covered in snow and snow shoes definitely advised. We didn’t make it to the sky pond sines the last climb near the frozen waterfall is ALL ice, we felt it was to dangerous to climb.

Only needed our snowshoes for the last .5 miles of the trail - everything else was packed down enough that our boots were just fine! Otherwise, absolutely beautiful hike.

beautiful view.. makes me realized how lucky Iam to experienced such creation!

comfortable hike with amazing waterfall!

Wow! My favorite in Rocky!

Load More