Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Emerald Lake Trail is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Emerald Lake Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Rocky Mountain National Park Edition.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A moderate 4 mile round trip is a must when visiting Bear lake area. Emerald lake has stunning views. Get there early and you will have the entire lake to yourself. I was at the bear lake parking area...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Be sure to hike up from Bear Lake all the way to Emerald lake. There are multiple streams, lakes and brilliant wild flowers along to way to enjoy. Chipmunks are fun too! The view and sheer beauty at t...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    To reach bear lake: It's better to take a national park's free shuttle from Estes park visitor center to "park and ride" stop and then take another free shuttle to bear lake stop. Bear lake is awesome...  more »

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Where to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping offers one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the nature of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers more than 500 individual sites spread out over five developed campgrounds, and wilderness camping expands your options even further. Many visitors stay in the eastside gateway town of Estes Park, where you can choose from lodges, resorts, economy motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. The town features a lake and views of the park's sharp peaks. On the park's western side, a handful of lodges, inns, cabins, and motels are clustered around Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. You'll also find campgrounds around Lake Granby.
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