Looking for a great trail near Glen Haven, Colorado? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Glen Haven ranging from 3.1 to 18.4 miles and from 6,961 to 11,397 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
23 hours ago

Good to know: there’s a well-marked privy about 1/10 mile before the lake!

Stunning trail! It's mostly easy to Twin Lakes and then a more challenging climb. At the top of that though you get a flat walk by a darling little brook with wildflowers on both sides. Then a bit more climb through the trees to the crash site, which is strewn around a boulder field. Most of this hike is through trees. As others have said, follow the orange flags and the arrows that mark the way. It is simply beautiful.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Great hike, but here are some better directions. These directions are from the parking area at the end of the Pingree Park Rd (where it dead ends at the CSU Mountain Campus). From the parking area, you will see a sign that includes "B-17 Crash Site" on it. Follow that trail up the hill through a dense aspen meadow. You will come to a fork with a sign for Dennys Point. Go right at that fork (not in the direction of Dennys Point) and continue up the hill. A short distance up the mountain, you will come to another fork with a sign that says "Original Wagon Road Into Pingree Valley." Go LEFT at this fork and continue up the mountain. Once you come to the lake, stay to the right and follow the trail around the right side of the lake. There are a couple of trees flagged here and there with orange ribbon and a few green "B-17" tags screwed to the trees. Follow those until you see large arrows made of rocks on the ground (there are three different places you will see these). Once you arrive at the three poles erected in the middle of the trail, you are roughly 45 min to 1 hour from the crash site. Continue up the mountain until the last rock arrow formation (points right) and then follow that trail up the mountain further. That trail will open up to the boulder field where the wreckage is located. There is wreckage up and down the boulder field from where the trail ends. Under the large pine that leans drastically to the right (you can't miss it up the boulder field), there are rocks with the airmen's names inscribed. Remember that 8 airmen training for WWII lost their lives in this crash, so please give the site the proper respect it deserves and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so we are free to enjoy these wonders.

hiking
muddy
private property
rocky
3 days ago

Awesome hike! A tad muddy but super quiet and relaxing. Not too many people just before 10am I finished.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail. We actually were going to do Bridal Veil Falls, but at 9 am on a weekday, parking was full. So, we pulled in and there was still quite a few places to park. Spent some time at the lake before heading down. the parking lot was full by then.

hiking
5 days ago

Very nice way to spend a couple of hours. Not too strenuous, not too easy. Better views going up the Lumpy Ridge (left) trail, adds about 1/2 mile.

hiking
6 days ago

First off this trail is longer than posted at the trailhead. My GPS had us at the lake at 2 miles, not 1.7. By the time we returned GPS read 4.0 miles. The fact that you climb in altitude for the majority of the trail, makes its strenuous. The closer you get, the more difficult it becomes. Once you reach the Lake, personally I expected more but was not disappointed. Just make sure to bring a rain jacket bc you never know and it can get very windy, rainy and cold. Today we were spared and had just a light rain that cooled us off, which was quite perfect.

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

although the elevation increase is not excessive, it seems to be a very steep trail, particularly near the end. the trail is very rocky. there’s lots of shade to keep cool. once you get to the lake (or pond rather) the view is beautiful. be cautious of trying to walk/swim in the lake - there’s lots of leeches!

This is a great hike if you wish to see meadows, wild flowers, mountains, canyons, elk and water features- all in one hike. If your goal is to hike the entire loop, I highly recommend starting out towards Gem Lake because of the rise in terrain elevation. Once you’ve passed Gem Lake the trail traffic drops considerably and it’s mostly down hill. There’s a pretty challenging switch back, pass the Bridal Veil/Cow Creek marker. Yet, after that it’s down hill hiking through the Black Canyon. The entire trail took us 7 hours with many breaks and an excursion to Bridal Veil Falls in between.

hiking
7 days ago

In my humble opinion, this is one of the hardest “moderate” trails I’ve hiked. Took the entire family and had to carry one of my kids the final .5 miles down. Not complaining though. At the top you can enjoy feeding chipmunks that will come right to you for food. If you are out of shape or have poor physical condition I would definitely avoid this trail. Otherwise it’s great!!!

thank you Daniel Kane! great directions! awesome hike!

Did hike on 7/16/19 on a warm clear day. Mostly through trees with a stream crossing over a log. Twin Lake Reservoir is beautiful. Crash site has a scenic outlook but is also somber when viewing the wreckage strewn about. Definitely meaningful considering the sacrifice made during the World War II era. Highly recommend this hike.

Hiked his trail on 7/14. We parked next to the Glen Haven Fire station and made our way up to the top. It was a moderately steep hike until the summit trail. The last .4 mile up is hard, but doable. The views up top were fantastic. Would recommend this hike. Clear trails, no water after first mile, moderately shaded most of the way.

hiking
9 days ago

Well kept, moderate trail with a beautiful destination! Bring a hammock and a book. :)

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike and the lake at the end makes it worth it. Lots of people so if I do it again it would be earlier in the morning... we went 10am.

hiking
9 days ago

lots of wildflowers when I went up with amazing views of estas park during the first part of the trail and an AMAZING lake at the end. the trail is on the easy side of moderate but the end does have some steep areas that can be challenging. random info it has a restroom at the beginning and end of the trail which is very convienent

hiking
11 days ago

On the hike up there definitely were a lot of steps because of the elevation gain that felt more difficult than moderate. The lake is more like a pond but had a lot of bugs. The way down was really pretty because of the views that it offered.

hiking
bridge out
bugs
11 days ago

I completed a quick overnight on June 29th and stayed on the Big South Trail. Camped at site 12. Be mindful of crossing a waterfall right before sites 8 and 9, kind of sketchy but doable if you're careful. No snow. Gorgeous hike but lots of buggy friends. Bring plenty of bug juice!

Trail in good condition. Patches of shade made it a good hike for our dogs.

hiking
11 days ago

Trail was wet in places but well marked. Beautiful views along the trail to the lake. Loved every part some areas were shaded some open. Worth the time and delivered on what a hike should be. Great day or 1/2 day hike. Takes some time to drive to the trail head but worth it!

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful views of Estes and rock outcroppings. Definitely felt the elevation gain - was a great workout. Nice mix of shade and sun and lots of wildflowers. Arrived at 6:45 and was one of the first on the trail. Would definitely do again!

hiking
12 days ago

The hike was very pretty with the scenery of RMNP. The route itself was pretty exposed. I’d recommend doing this in cooler weather or when it’s cloudy. It was definitely moderate, and felt like every bit of the 1,000 foot elevation gain (felt like more to be honest). To be clear this isn’t inside RMNP, so there isn’t an entrance fee. It was a small lake but was still beautiful. We went on a Sunday in the afternoon and there was parking at the TH.

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