Gem Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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#10 of 13 in Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park
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  • August 8, 2017
    This is a fairly easy hike- allow 4 hours minimum since you will stop for pictures etc. Also, take plenty of water- we went through 4 (two each). The view long the way are amazing! The hike is rated e...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Let's start off by mentioning that the Gem Lake trail from the Lumpy Ridge trailhead is free. There is no national park fee even though it is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park. This hike is ...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Parking can fill up but there is plenty of parking along Devil's Gulch road. This hike is about 1.8 miles to the lake and you gain about 1000 feet. It's pretty much uphill the whole way but the last 1...  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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