Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 193 reviews
#15 of 144 trails in

Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

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4 days ago

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6 days ago

A wonderful secret hidden among trees!

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7 days ago

loved this hike! the first part is a challenge, but well worth the work once you see the views from the lake.

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8 days ago

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8 days ago

Did this hike same week last year. Great views but really windy. Loved the lake at the end.

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8 days ago

There was no snow going up the trail until we got to the lake which made for a nice view.

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8 days ago

Great hike, slightly difficult on the way up (i’m a beginner). It snowed on the way up but on the way back down it was sunny and the Mountain View’s were breath taking!

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13 days ago

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15 days ago

Hiked during fall colors - This made the hike up and down spectacular. It also snowed part of our hike to add to the amazing views. The lake is pretty but not very accessible as most of the lake loop trail is in the forest. Definitely do this hike for the colors and the views.

18 days ago

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22 days ago

Hiked this trail last weekend of September to see some color changing, and it was beautiful! Mostly yellow at this stage. Moderate at times but overall not difficult at all.
The hike up the mountain before getting to the lake is beautiful and rewarding the whole time. The lake has many areas all around it where you can stop and have lunch or just hang out for a bit. Small sand "beaches" and some nice large rocks to sit on. There were a good amount of people there but it didn't feel crowded because the lake is large and it was easy to find your own spot.

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25 days ago

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1 month ago

We hiked this with our 17 month old in our pack and we all loved it going up the switchbacks in the beginning enjoying the views to be rewarded by the lake at the top where we had lunch. Parking at the trailhead is limited so I'd suggest parking at the visitor's parking lot and riding the shuttle up.

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