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Winter hike to Emerald Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

Details

Distance

3.6 miles

Elevation Gain

650 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Billy DiMirra

Incredible hike in Rocky Mountain national park, that leads to stunning views of lakes and true Rocky Mountains.

This hike starts at the bear lake loop trail head in RMNP. There's a parking lot that backs right up to the trail so you can't miss it. It's a 3.6 mile round trip hike that leads to Emerald lake, but it's really a 2 for 1 because you pass dream lake on the same trail, both of which provide incredible views.

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Features

Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
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