Hiking through the Rocky Mountains is always a must-do when visiting. Endless amounts of greenery and wildlife surround you, especially in the summer. It is all waiting for you in the many hiking trails within the rock formations. Discover our summer hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park for your next Colorado getaway.

Bear Lake Trail

Bear Lake Trailhead is one of the shortest but most popular hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s mostly flat and leads to beautiful views of the lake and the greenery of the surrounding trees. Not only can you see the breathtaking sights of Bear Lake, but the trail has access to Emerald Lake and Fern Lake.

Deer Mountain Trail

While the hike is mostly uphill, hiking through Deer Mountain Trail offers panoramic views of the majestic mountains. The journey upward is through an evergreen forest, and you’ll be able to see Moraine Valley once you’ve reached the top. It is a more challenging hike, so have plenty of water and other necessities packed!

Alpine Ridge Trail

Ready to see some Rocky Mountain wildlife? Alpine Ridge Trail is home to many elk and marmots. This trail contains many steps to travel upward, but worth the trip once you spot the mountain ranges and frequent herds of elk at the top.

Ute Trail-Tombstone Ridge

If you’re not looking to have a vigorous workout while hiking, Ute Trail- Tombstone Ridge is fairly easy but one of the longer trails within the park reaching about 4 miles. You will not have to travel through the entire trail to gaze upon the beautiful views, they are waiting for you once you first step onto the trail!

Glacier Gorgehead Trail

Glacier Gorgehead Trail is 3.3 miles of nearly endless sights. Glass Lake and Sky Pond are both tucked away within the trail and Alberta Falls too. We recommend an early morning start to Rocky Mountain National Park so you can see the morning sun over the falls!

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the town of Estes Park and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. Guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts!