With more than 350 miles of backcountry trails, Rocky Mountain National Park offers hikers an incredible variety of routes from which to choose. While some take several days to complete, others are comparatively short and easy. Regardless of the length of any of these wilderness excursions, however, they all feature spectacular mountain scenery and a plentiful supply of natural wonders. One particularly short but popular hike climbs from Bear Lake Road to Emerald Lake in the eastern portion of the park. Because it is easy, this excursion makes a wonderful introduction to the splendor of Rocky Mountain National Park for hikers of nearly all abilities.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Elevation Gain||0 ft|
|Season||June to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,475 ft|
|Top Elevation||10,080 ft|
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