Hiking through the Rocky Mountain National Park is always a must-do when visiting Colorado. Endless amounts of greenery and wildlife surround you right as you enter the park! Beautiful glassy lakes are also nestled within the rock formations, and you’re likely to discover them when exploring. Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore the many lake hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park!

Nymph Lake

When starting your hiking at Bear Lake Trail, Nymph Lake is one of the first lakes along the trailhead. This lake is surrounded by towering alpine trees and a grand view of Hallett Peak. The glassy waters are filled with beautiful pond lilies, making it an even more serene experience while hiking.

Dream Lake

Dream Lake is the next stop along the Bear Lake Trailhead! This hike involves a steady climb up but rewards you with beautiful views of Dream Lake, Hallett Peak, and Flattop Mountain. Large rock formations rest beside the shore and make a great spot to stop for a snack and take in the views.

Emerald Lake

After admiring Dream Lake, continue your hike on Bear Lake Trailhead to Emerald Lake. This part of the trail is surrounded by pine trees and stone steps leading to the body of water. Once there, you’ll see the breathtaking subalpine lake with an even grander view of Flattop Mountain.

 Bierstadt Lake

Bierstadt Lake is not only home to spectacular views but a chance to experience the Continental Divide! One side of the lake has views of green and vibrant pine trees, while the other provides ample sights of the mountains and an area of the Continental Divide.

Lily Lake

If you’re looking for a more leisurely hike through Rocky Mountain National Park, we recommend a stroll through Lily Lake! This trail loop is located closer to Estes Park and is home to views of Estes Cone, Mount Meeker, and Longs Peak.

A 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!