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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Photograph Elk in Moraine Park

      The perspective here is vastly different from other areas in Rocky Mountain National Park as Moraine Park is essentially a large, very flat valley surrounded by tall mountains. You'll want to come during the elks' rutting season, which is between mid-September and mid-October. Park at the lot on ...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Backpack to Odessa Lake via Fern Lake Trailhead

      4.0
      9.65 mi / 1890 ft gain
      Odessa Lake seems to be one of the true hidden gems of Rocky Mountain National Park. Don't get me wrong, you will likely see some folks there, but it is a far cry from the other crowded Bear Lake trailhead lakes. There are two ways to reach Odessa; one, from the Bear Lake Trailhead, and the oth...
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    • Grand Lake, Colorado

      Hike the Colorado River Trailhead Loop

      5.0
      13.6 mi / 1245 ft gain
      Since this hike is 13.6 miles (according to my watch the hike was more around 14 miles, but it's in that range), I'm going to break it down into four different parts.  To Lulu CityTo Little Yellowstone / Thunder PassThe Grand Ditch  Red Mountain Trail  The first 0.5 miles and the last 0.5 miles a...
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    • Grand Lake, United States

      Hike to Timber Lake

      4.5
      9.6 mi / 2050 ft gain
      I love Timber Lake! I never see that many people on the trail and I can't figure out why. The hike starts at the Timber Lake trailhead and climbs gradually through Pine and Aspen trees on the way up. We saw a few elk on the way up that didn't seem to be bothered by our presence. We also started h...
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    • Cheyenne, Wyoming

      Hidden Falls Loop

      5.0
      4.32 mi / 469 ft gain
      Directions: From Laramie, take I-80 east to exit 323 and continue on HWY 210 east for approximately 15 miles. From there the entrance to Curt Gowdy State Park will be clearly marked on the right side of the road. Then drive south for 1.4 miles until you reach a large parking area on the right sid...
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    • Lyons, Colorado

      Hike the Kruger Rock Trail

      4 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Cutting through the forested hills surrounding Estes Valley, the Kruger Rock Trail is a well-marked 4 mile loop to the top of Kruger Rock. The trail begins in Hermit Park Open Space, located just a few miles southeast of Estes Park and is a moderate hike with around 1000 feet of elevation gain. C...
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    • Grand Lake, Colorado

      Photograph Moose in Rocky Mountain National Park

      4.3
      Moose are the largest members of the deer family. They can stand over 6ft tall at their shoulders and weigh over 1500lbs. Males have antlers which can reach 6ft across and weigh up to 40lbs each. Amazingly these impressive creatures are strictly herbivores and will eat several dozen pounds of veg...
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    • Cheyenne, Wyoming

      Lakeside Camping and Mountain Biking

      4.0
      This trail system is somewhat of a hidden gem to mountain bikers south of the Wyoming border. Those who know their way around the best trail systems, though, hail Curt Gowdy as one of the best. If you've got some energy to burn, try the IMBA Epic suggested route, which loops together the 20 miles...
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    • Fort Collins, Colorado

      Hike the Coyote Ridge Trail

      1.0
      3 mi / 550 ft gain
      The Coyote Ridge Natural Area is one of several Larimer County "gateway" preserves and Open Lands that lead into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, connecting the shrublands of the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountain themselves through a network of trails, parks, and preserves. The Coyote Rid...
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    • Cheyenne, Wyoming

      Hike to the Chameleon

      4.5 mi
      Curt Gowdy State Park, one of the few southeast Wyoming hot spots, has a couple of hidden gems. One of the best is the “Chameleon,” ruler of Curt Gowdy State Park. To reach the Chameleon, head out on Crow Creek Trail, then loop back on Mo’ Rocka Trail. The trailhead is near the entrance of Curt G...
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    • Grand Lake, Colorado

      Car Camp at Timber Creek Campground

      3.0
      This campground just 10 miles north of Grand Lake is a prime example of the amazing campgrounds you can find in Rocky Mountain National Park. Located along the Colorado River, Timber Creek has 98 campsites that are all first-come-first-serve. If you're on top of it and show up at a decent time, y...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Sprague Lake Loop

      5.0
      0.81 mi / 26 ft gain
      Located in Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of almost 8,700 feet, Sprague Lake offers visitors great views with very little effort required. It's a short 15 minute drive from Estes Park and hikers can take the short trail around the circumference of the lake. You'll find bathrooms and...
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    • Larimer County, Colorado

      Bierstadt Lake Loop

      4.3
      2.93 mi / 675 ft gain
      From the Bierstadt Lake Trailhead on Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, you start out in lodgepole pines at 8850 feet high. But you quickly get into the aspens. In the breeze, aspens flutter or quake. It's unique sound as the leaves almost dance in the wind. The views and aspens ...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Hike from Bear Lake to Fern Lake Trailhead

      5.0
      10 mi / 2100 ft gain
      On this Rocky Mountain hike you’ll explore 4 picturesque mountain lakes and a 60 foot waterfall. Completing this hike requires familiarizing yourself with Rocky Mountain National Park’s free shuttle system. Hikes along Bear Lake Road are some of the busiest in the park. Trailhead parking lots fi...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Photograph Bear Lake

      4.6
      Bear Lake is a popular tourist destination in Rocky Mountain NP, but when the sun is low in the sky or the stars are out you'll find the big crowd are gone. The lake is beautiful at sunrise and sunset but especially photogenic in the fall or at winter's end. While it doesn't have the darkest nig...
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    • Estes Park, Colorado

      Catch a Sunrise at Dream Lake

      4.9
      2.2 mi / 402 ft gain
      Begin at the Bear Lake Trailhead, located at the end of Bear Lake Road, 9 miles from the entrance on Highway 36. Follow the signs to Dream Lake, passing Nymph Lake about halfway through. At 1.1 miles you will reach Dream Lake. The views of 12,713-foot Hallett Peak and 12,324-foot Flattop Mountain...
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