Gem Lake Trail

MODERATE 622 reviews

Gem Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
944 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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Beautiful and accessible. Great views. No National Park fee required.

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8 days ago

Amazing ! Parking is free!

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24 days ago

Well worth the drive from Denver.

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1 month ago

This trail is very well maintained, and has beautiful views throughout the entire trail. It is not difficult, but does have a lot of steep incline for a fair portion of the last part of the trail. The lake at the end is more like a pond than a lake, but it still makes a lovely spot to eat lunch. The entire hike is quite lovely. I went with my 12 year-old.

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1 month ago

Great trail. No $$ fee to get in, tho still technically RMNP. Pretty quick hike (2ish hours RT), with cool views. Funky outhouse half way up.

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1 month ago

Hiked on Thursday 12th. It was beautiful ! Amazing views. Plan for at least 3 hours. Steep trail in some parts but no problem if you are in half way decent shape. Chipmunks at Gem Lake are super cute!!!

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