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.

hiking
10 hours ago

It was a great little hike. We enjoyed the drive up past 12,000 ft!

Thank you to everyone who repaired the trail this summer. It's one of my favorites.

hiking
13 hours ago

Very good trail. Features 4 lakes and they're all beautiful.

hiking
14 hours ago

Ferns. Nuff said.

hiking
14 hours ago

Favorite destination in Estes Park. Made a snowman in June and hopped across the mini icebergs in the lake.

hiking
14 hours ago

Beautiful views. A must see on the way to Emerald Lake.

Still snow on the ground in June. Parents decided to stop early because of a side-ways sloped snow/ice surface we had to cross to get to the lake. Jaw-dropping view. Would definitely go again.

Simple hike to start your day while still getting some nice views.

hiking
14 hours ago

Fun trail. View of the lake with the mountains in the background is incredible.

hiking
15 hours ago

Beautiful trail. Never a disappointing moment throughout.

hiking
17 hours ago

This is only a 7.3 mile hike if you start from the Allenspark Trailhead. If you start at the Finch Lake Trailhead it says it is 10 miles round trip but my GPS clocked 8.8 to the lake and back. Also this was not an "easy" hike. It is definitely more on the moderate side with a steady 4 mile climb to Finch Lake. Nice hike through thick forest most of the way. An occasional nice shot of the Wild Basin area but no peak views. The lake is very nice and quiet with some nice peaks surrounding. It was very quiet the day we were there.

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23 hours ago

We did the hike to Sky Pond in early August '17 and it was beautiful. I've done lots of hikes around the US and this is one of my favorite. Definitely in my top 5.