Winter hike to Emerald Lake

3.6 Miles Round Trip - 650 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park - Search Nearby - 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.


Easy Parking


3.6 Miles
650 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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