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The Best Hiking in Grand Lake

Looking for the best hiking in Grand Lake? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Grand Lake. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Grand Lake

  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Catch the Fall Colors on the West Side of Rocky Mountain NP

    4.0
    A Fall adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park is among the most spectacular experiences Colorado has to offer. The change of the seasons offers an amazing change to the landscape that makes taking a bad picture darn near impossible. The light is perfect, the elk are in rut, and the mountains o...
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    North Inlet Trail to Lake Nokoni

    18.68 mi / 2746 ft gain
    North Inlet Trail to Lake Nokoni is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    War Dance Falls and Bench Lake via North Inlet Trail

    14.06 mi / 1929 ft gain
    War Dance Falls and Bench Lake via North Inlet Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Hike to Cascade Falls, Rocky Mountain NP

    5.0
    6.8 mi / 425 ft gain
    Cascade Falls is accessed through the North Inlet Trail on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead, North Inlet Trailhead, is north of the main town area of Grand Lake. Parking at the trailhead is limited, so hikers can also park along the road leading to the trailhead. Th...
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Backpack the CDT Loop in Rocky Mountain NP

    24.3 mi / 4000 ft gain
    This section of the CDT begins at the North Inlet trailhead, located on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trailhead is north of the main town area of Grand Lake. Parking at the trailhead is limited, so hikers can also park along the road leading to the trailhead. The hike foll...
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Lake Nanita Trail

    20.31 mi / 3238 ft gain
    Lake Nanita Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Big Meadow and Ptarmigan Pass Loop Trail

    25.83 mi / 4035 ft gain
    Big Meadow and Ptarmigan Pass Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Bear Lake Trail Head to North Inlet Trail Head

    16.71 mi / 3927 ft gain
    Bear Lake Trail Head to North Inlet Trail Head is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Haynach Lakes Trail

    15.17 mi / 2277 ft gain
    Haynach Lakes Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Eagle, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Hike to Big Meadows and Granite Falls

    5.0
    10.3 mi
    The Green Mountain Trail is part of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) which is a foot path from Mexico to Canada. Big Meadows is a great place to view elk, moose, and deer. Other animals you can see in the area are abert squirrels, river otters, weasels, and black bear.Big Meadow...
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    Shadow Mountain Trail

    9.65 mi / 1965 ft gain
    Shadow Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    East Shore Trail

    5.74 mi / 515 ft gain
    East Shore Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Grand Lake, Colorado

    East Inlet Trail to Adams Falls and Campsite

    4.94 mi / 420 ft gain
    East Inlet Trail to Adams Falls and Campsite is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    East Inlet Trail to East Meadow Camp

    2.5 mi / 276 ft gain
    East Inlet Trail to East Meadow Camp is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Grand Lake, Colorado.
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Backpack to Lake Verna

    5.0
    13.5 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Want to get away it from it all and enjoy some high alpine lakes? The East Inlet Trail is just outside Grand Lake, on the westside of Rocky Mountain National Park, 2.35 miles east of Highway 34 on West Portal Road. From the trailhead, one can access 8 different campsites. The campsites are as ...
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  • Allenspark, Colorado

    Hike to Verna, Spirit, Fourth, and Fifth Lakes

    19 mi / 2460 ft gain
    This summer backpacking trip provides plenty of opportunities for exploration and endless moments to take in awe-inspiring scenery. On our visit, after setting up camp at the Lake Verna backcountry site, I quickly made my way to the next lake (Spirit Lake) to photograph the sunset. The symmetry a...
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