Gem Lake, 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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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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