Colorado Hiking, Lakes, Nature October 13, 2021
Colorado’s Emerald Lake Trail Was Named One Of The Best National Park Hikes In The Country
Colorado is home to some famous, world-class hikes, but when a national publication goes so far as to recognize us for having the best of something, you know we have to take note! In this case, it is
Alex on the Map who is gushing about Colorado’s Emerald Lake Trail, and we couldn’t agree more with what is being said:
According to Alex on the Map's
25 of the Absolute Best Hikes in America's National Parks, the Emerald Lake Trail - located inside Rocky Mountain National Park - is hands-down the best in Colorado!
"Known for being one of the best hiking trails in Colorado, the Emerald Lake Trail is one of the dreamiest hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park if picture-perfect alpine lakes and stunning scenery are your jam!" begins the description, which was collaborated on with other travel bloggers to come to the final winners.
Spanning 3.5 miles, the Emerald Lake Trail is a relatively easy Colorado hike that passes through some of the most picturesque scenery that RMNP has to offer.
Like all great Rocky Mountain hikes, the trail winds through lush trees and foliage via an easy-to-follow path, leading to the pièce de résistance: The namesake lake.
As if passing by one beautiful lake wasn't enough, the Emerald Lake Trail winds around several, including Dream, Nymph, and Bear.
Please note: While the Emerald Lake Trail is open year-round, it is best used between June and October when there is less snow and ice along the path.
The Emerald Lake Trail can be accessed via the Bear Lake Trailhead (approximately 9 miles from the turnoff at Highway 36).
To discover even more must-hike trails around the Centennial State, check out
The Awesome Hike In Colorado That Will Take You Straight To An Abandoned Castle. Address: Emerald Lake, Colorado 80517, USA