Gem Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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#10 of 13 in Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park
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  • We hiked to Gem Lake with our kids. It's a great trail, a little strenuous, but beautiful. It was a bit crowded and we found the last parking spot. I definitely recommend Gem Lake. It's also free whic...  more »
  • Sometimes you wonder about the names of mountains, trails, and lakes. However, Gem Lake is a little gem of a lake as you reach it from Lumpy Trail (not sure why 'Lumpy' but guessing it was the shapes ...  more »
  • We hiked the mountain to GEM lake as a family. While it was not difficult it was not easy. Be prepared to hike up lots of "stairs". We did this hike as a family with a baby and a teenager. The teenage...  more »
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  • This small lake is a beautiful find on the Lumpy Ridge Trail. Relaxing, scenic, and setup for incredible photos when the reflections are timed right.
  • Great lake to hike to with some very still and clear water. From the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead, head left and use Black Canyon Trail to but back over to Gem Lake Trail for a little longer of a hike, but more scenic.
  • Worth the hike!
  • Chipmunk island is a definite must!!!!!
  • In fact, is a small water hall, a bit less value to go so many roads, is not very recommended, the other parking can be stopped to Gem Lake Trailhead
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