DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

23 days ago

I loved this hike, one of my favorites of RMNP. I parked at the Bierstadt parking lot, but you can also take the shuttle bus from the park and ride. I was surprised that there were a few people on this hike, which made it more beautiful. You go through a forest & end up at the beautiful lake with amazing views. There are many switchbacks, but it’s worth it!