Emerald Lake Trail

Hiking Tours

Emerald Lake Trail

Learn about this 5.1-kilometer out-and-back trail near Estes Park, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 hour 39 minutes to accomplish this moderately difficult route. Because this is a popular spot for fishing, hiking, and snowshoeing, you'll almost certainly run into other people while exploring. The route is available all year and is a great place to come at any time. Dogs are not permitted on this trail, so leave them at home.

This beautiful hiking trek from Tyndall Gorge to Emerald Lake Trail is a popular route in Rocky Mountain National Park. Hikers will travel through pine forests, past pristine alpine lakes such as Nymph Lake and Dream Lakes, and be rewarded to breathtaking vistas of rocky peaks beginning at the Bear Lake Trailhead. Throughout your life, You'll see spectacular vistas of Flattop Mountain, Hallett Peak, Glacier Gorge, and Tyndall Glacier on this excursion.

This is an excellent hike for photographers looking to get stunning images of the surrounding mountains. Consider continuing your journey to the lovely Lake Haiyaha by turning left just before Dream Lake!

In the winter, you can also hike to Emerald Lake. It is a good idea to have prior winter hiking expertise before embarking on a winter hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Depending on the weather, snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons may be required on this track. It is recommended that you keep a watch on the weather and avalanche conditions. Winter weather in the park can be severe at higher elevations, therefore it is vital to be prepared.