Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
836 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

hiking
10 days ago

For beginners this trek is completely worth the hike. Trail is along a diverse terrain and the view is great from various spots. Keep your snapping device ready for great pictures. The view of the mountains from the lake is magnanimous and you can do fishing in the lake in the lap of the Rockies. Definitely a 5 star coz of 5.6 miles round trip from Glacier Gorge trail head is totally worth the time and effort.

hiking
19 days ago

Mills lake is one of the best thing to see around that area. Do it! If the hike is too short, easy to add more. But this is the minimum!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. You pass Alberta falls on the way. The views past Alberta falls are absolutely incredible. I saw tons of elk on the trail at dawn. Make sure to go around mills lake to jewel lake as it’s just on the opposite side of mills lake. Jewel lake is prettier.

1 month ago

hiked this trail 6/13/16. proposed to my now wife at Mills Lake. its a beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

If you hate crowds but love views, this is your Hike!! Incredible views, great place to enjoy a beer and hear distant waterfalls flowing. Get to the glacier gorge trailhead EARLY!! However, you can park at the bear lake trailhead and use the trails to get to the lake, just follow signs!! Bring plenty of water. There's no snow to worry about on the trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk with a beautiful lake at the end! There was still some snow on the trail on 5/26 but we made it easily with regular hiking boots.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012