Mills Lake, Black Lake, Frozen Lake Trail

MODERATE 188 reviews

Mills Lake, Black Lake, Frozen Lake Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Take Hwy. 36 out of Estes Park to RMNP entrance, then go to Bear Lake Rd. and follow it to Glacier Gorge TH.

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My favorite hike in all of Colorado. Breathtaking.

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12 days ago

Amazingly beautiful. Get there as early as possible to beat the completely unprepared crowds. As you make your way back, be careful not to trip over any dehydrated bodies wearing tight jeans and flip flops who gave up on life 20 minutes into the hike. The farther you go, the fewer people you'll encounter and the visuals get better and better. 5 stars - 1 for the hordes of ill prepared.

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We planned on going to Mills due to lack of elevation fitness and general fitness but the crowds and the good weather pushed us up the mountain. So glad we did. The views were magnificent.

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23 days ago

Great panoramic views at the lake!

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