Andrews Glacier Trail

HARD 5 reviews
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Andrews Glacier Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2257 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Follow the cairns! The glacier is not visible until you reach the top but it's amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing hike with breathtaking views throughout the entire hike. We started at the Glacier Gorge Trail Head and headed for Alberta Falls, it was pretty crowded in the beginning but cleared out a lot after you pass this point. About 2 miles in you will get to a point where you can go left to Mills Lake or right to Loch Vale and Andrews Glacier, I would highly recommend taking a slight detour and checking out Mills Lake. Once you get to Loch Lake follow signs to Andrews Glacier which takes you all the way around the lake, there are multiple spots to hang out and have lunch while enjoying the gorgeous views. After you pass the lake you will reach a fork in the trail where you can keep going straight or go right to head to Andrews Glacier (The trail is kind of hidden so look out for signs). The climb up wasn't too difficult but took a little longer due to the high elevation. Once you get up there there are options for back country camping, would love to do that next time!

hiking
3 months ago