Alberta Falls Trail

EASY 302 reviews

Alberta Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Family-friendly, easy hike from Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead. Beautiful falls and views of surrounding peaks. One of the most popular hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, it can be quite crowded. The hike is short and easy and one of the most scenic hikes in the park. The trail starts at Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead, and heads south, paralleling the creek. At about 0.3 miles, the trail intersects with two others, one branching back toward the north to Sprague Lake, and slightly further with the trail coming down from Bear Lake. At the intersection with Bear Lake Trail, turn left. The trail passes several aspen groves, and into pine forest. At about 0.5 miles, it opens up onto a ledge of rock offering an overlook of Glacier Gorge. From there, the trail parallels Glacier Creek to the Falls. Alberta Falls roars through a granite chute. The rock slabs surrounding the Falls are a great place to explore and picnic. You can take the trail further to several beautiful lakes in the park: The Loch (aka Loch Vale), Mills Lake, Lake Haiyaha and Black Lake.

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Nice short hike to a great view of the falls.

2 days ago

Beautiful and pretty easy hike, well kept wide trail, so although there were a lot of people it was easy to move around others. The falls were full today!

This was a great trail for a family. It was recommended to walk 15 minutes past the falls and so glad we did. Don't want to spoil the surprise!

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the view will be better if it's sunny. We went around 4pm and weather was changing rapidly :(

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8 days ago

Nice walk, cool waterfall

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10 days ago

Beautiful falls on a reasonably easy and short hike!

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13 days ago

Easy but crowded. The waterfall was beautiful.

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