Explore the most popular horseback riding trails near Grand Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail! Flat and relaxed hike that rewards you with an impressive waterfall. Saw 2 groups of moose and some elk

23 hours ago

Great hike, lots of fun

Great trail, falls are fantastic

on Adams Falls Trail

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2 days ago

This is a great little hike just outside of Grand Lake. We had our 3 young children and they made it to the falls without issues. You can continue on for more spectacular views from the falls. You also get great views of Grand Lake from parts of the trail as well.

We chose this trail on the chance to see a moose and because the weather was better on the west side of the park this day. When we arrived at the park I took my girls to that bathroom and after exiting the restrooms we see a startled moose running by us in the parking lot. We hiked to big meadows without seeing another moose, but luckily on the way back in one of the smaller meadows we spotted a mamma moose and her baby. Wow, what a great hike. A lot of mosquitos so bring bug repellant.

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2 days ago

Great hike, good for kids, look for moose and deer!

Chose this trail because I wanted so bad to see a moose or two. Disappointed in I didn’t see a moose but the views and the climb did not! After the first mile we became acclimated with the elevation and could breathe easy. Not for the faint of heart. It was tough but we enjoyed every step of it. Did it as a day hike and took right about 5 hours. Some great creeks along the way as well.

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3 days ago

Very easy trail for the family to hike. Pretty river at the end with a mild falls. A great place to Get a picture with the whole family. Hiked on 6-7-18

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3 days ago

We had a great hike to the falls despite rain and small hail. The falls were beautiful but it seemed like it took forever to reach them. On the way back we saw 3 moose including a calf plus deer. The moose definitely were the best part of the hike. We have been hiking in northern Minnesota and never could find one!

Lots of people but our family had some amazing privacy in the valley to observe two moose. What a great experience for this family from Michigan.

this was a very enjoyable trail. we saw a moose, deer, and other wildlife. it was a little long for some in our party, but those that made it to the falls said it was worth it.

Had a great hike with lots of Moose. Easy out and back with nice waterfall to compliment all the wildlife. Highly recommend.

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6 days ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty easy.

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6 days ago

Easy hike to see a great waterfall.

Worth the hike to this lake!

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7 days ago

Hiked on Sunday before fully understood how app worked. Unable to post any pix now and have no recording of hike. Fairly easy hike with a couple up and downs but enjoyable. Several views of meadows and streams. Was told the cabin not very far by a family coming down and completely missed the ruins because a young bull (paddle size) crosses trail in front of us right at cabin and was focused on watching him travel away with cabin at our backs. Found ruins on return trip. Did not see any bighorns today. Pretty opening and Colorado river at Lulu City.

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7 days ago

Beautiful easy hike. Saw so many moose! Most exciting day!!

Out of four hikes I did in the area this week, this was my favorite. Being by the lake allowed us to see so much wildlife, including four otters in the lake. They stayed with us for about a mile and it was such a treat. Highlight of the day!

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9 days ago

Loved this and went a bit farther to get 3-4 miles. Definitely one of the best in the area!

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9 days ago

This was so fun, and I loved the length of 7 miles! Nice to see deer along the way.

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11 days ago

Great hike! The hike was not too long but a nice couple of hours. I would rate it as moderate, but it would probably be easy for locals accustomed to the altitude. We saw several deer as well as a moose and her calf!

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12 days ago

Loved walking shoreline to fire lookout. Excellent workout. Sad to see so much beetle kill trees still waiting to fall in the forest. It was cool to hike and watch water skiers on Grand Lake!

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12 days ago

Loved this trail!. Left Estes park just before 6 am and enjoyed the spectacular, almost deserted drive over Trail Ridge road in early morning sunshine. Temp was 52f in July at the deserted visitors centre. Got to the Green Mountain trailhead by 7.45 (after several photo stops) and there were only a couple of cars. Chilly start so we layered up, not much sun to warm you but made for beautiful atmospheric shafts of light through the trees and steaming of the damp forest floor (I'm an amateur photographer and loved it). A few pretty meadows off to the right as you walk. As we live at low altitude we had acclimatised for a couple of days after flying in to Denver, and one in Estes Park, and although the trail is only a fairly gentle climb, we found we struggled getting our breath, even though we are physically fit. There were loads of vicious mosquitoes towards the end of the trail. I was smothered in repellent and was ok (thank you, fellow reviewers!) but they got my husband with at least 5 huge bites on his exposed hands and head. We turned right at the 1.8 mile mark and came out onto it by a little wooden bridge over the river. I thought the meadow was spectacular. There were 2 large moose grazing, meandering closer as we sat on the bridge. We were the only ones there. A local woman joined us later and told us that groups of moose sometimes gather near the camp ground, so we followed the trail across the meadow, through the group of trees, towards the camp, but didn't see any more. We saw chipmunk feeding, woodpeckers, elk, cute ground squirrels, and a tiny hummingbird (by the river). The trail back is mostly downhill, so very easy, passing loads of fellow hikers going towards the Meadow. Got to back to the crowded trailhead at about 11am. The Trail road was crazy with traffic, so totally recommend the early start for a much more enjoyable experience.

Saw 2 sets of moose with babies on the trail. Beautiful hike but definitely rated as moderate plus (++) in my opinion. after about 2 miles in, then the climb begins. Almost 1800’ in elevation from trail head. My knees and feet were pissed by the time I got back. Nice trail and maintained with some very beautiful scenery. Do not forget the sunscreen, water, sandwich or a Few snacks and bug spray.

Completed this trail today, Sunday July 8.
The trail was in great condition. You have to step over some trees but it was easy for me, a 5'1 female.
With a few stops, we made it up in 1 hour and 55 minutes. It took us 1 hour and 29 minutes to get back to our car.
During our trip, we saw a total of eight groups (some single) of people. Very lightly trafficked and BEAUTIFUL views from the top.

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13 days ago

We drove to the trailhead and it was closed due to a 20 acre forest fire. It was devastating to see. Hope to try again in the future.

Great fun and good challenge. Beautiful scenery and animal viewings

Great easy/ moderate hike! The waterfall was beautiful! Saw 4 moose all together, 2 bull moose on the way up and a mama and calf on the way down! Definitely recommend!

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16 days ago

This is an easy to moderate hike. The creek and the meadow are beautiful and postcard worthy. We hiked in the middle of the day and saw no wildlife unfortunately. The falls are beautiful and worth the distance.

Awesome hike, definitely worth the work. If you keep going there are three more lakes close together. Lots of moose and wildlife.

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