With some of the tallest peaks in the country, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a stunning natural sight. Usually at the top of visitors’ things to do list, the Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails range from easy to challenging, offering something for people of all skill and experience levels. If you’re lucky enough to live in the area or looking to move to Colorado, you should be taking advantage of this stunning park with a nearly endless number of activities and areas to explore.
Have you considered relocating to the Winter Park, CO, area? Learn more about our beautiful town just an hour and a half away from Denver! Close to the Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails as well as other exciting summer activities, like white water rafting and horseback riding, our town is the perfect place for outdoor adventurers.
Our Favorite Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Trails
Trail Ridge Road
Though this path is a paved road meant to be driven on, Trail Ridge Road is one of the top attractions for people visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. Before or after your hike, be sure to drive this 48-mile stretch known as the highest paved road on the continent. As you navigate this windy route to the top of the Trail Ridge Road Summit, you’ll marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
Green Mountain Trailhead
If you’re looking for a challenging trek, this hike is considered strenuous with a round trip distance of 7.5 miles and a 347-foot elevation gain for a total elevation of 9,945 feet. Be sure to wear solid hiking boots if you embark on this journey as you will run into a few obstacles. After you’ve been hiking for nearly two miles, you’ll come to the intersection of the Green Mountain Trail and Tonahutu Creek Trail. Follow Tonahutu Creek Trail for the full experience.
Emerald Lake Trail
A popular hiking area, the Emerald Lake Trail is considered easy with a moderate distance of 3.5 miles roundtrip. At the beginning of the trail, you’ll notice a sign for the Bear Lake Loop. Many hikers choose to veer off here for a quick detour to Bear Lake, though this area can get quite crowded during the day, so you may want to get an early start if you plan to take this route. From here, hikers can continue towards Emerald Lake, running into several alternate routes leading to other lakes. If you want to extend your trek, you can explore these other lakes including Dream Lake and Nymph Lake.
Embrace the Lifestyle of the Rockies!
Winter Park, CO, is a beautiful mountain town near dozens of outdoor activities like the Rocky Mountain National Park hiking trails. When you relocate to this area, you’ll never be short on exciting things to do from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to mountain biking and fishing at the lakes in the summer. Learn more about the area with our guides to buying a house in Colorado. Then, contact our knowledgeable real estate agents and let us help you find the perfect home!
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