Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park

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  • Great for the whole family with pay offs frequently along the way! Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, a little waterfall, Emerald lake, easy log crossings. There is a bit of up and down, so the altitude can take...  more »
  • This is an easy 3.6 mile round trip hike gaining only 600 feet of elevation. You will see three lakes, Nymph, Dream and Emerald. If you are from a low elevation it may be wise to spend a few days in t...  more »
  • We had wanted to hike to Sky Pond but because the weather was less than ideal, decided on Emerald Lake since it wouldn't require any climbing on wet and dangerous rocks. We got to the park early (7:30...  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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