Gem Lake Trail

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Gem Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Gem Lake is a great little hike with some awesome free views of Estes Park. The hike starts just outside of Estes up Devils Gulch Road. Turn on to Lumpy Ridge Road and park in the lot. $10 Parking Fee.

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6 days ago

Great hike! 2 hours round trip.

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12 days ago

Nice hike. Good for an adventure if you're looking for some nice views. The lake or "pond" is smaller than you think. The best part for us was climbing up the mountains above the lake for a better view.

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12 days ago

Nice hike. Lake or "pond" at the top is cool, but smaller than you would think. Good workout.

12 days ago

Nice trail, great views.

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