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Lily Lake Ridge Trail

Lily Lake Ridge Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Chasm Falls via Old Fall River Road

Chasm Falls via Old Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Bierstadt Lake Trail

Bierstadt Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Bear Lake Loop Trail

Bear Lake Loop Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Dream Lake Trail

Trail to Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Alberta Falls Trail

Alberta Falls Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Allluvial Fan Trail

Alluvial Fan Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

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Sprague Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Sprague Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Sprague Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Length: Just under one mile, loop trail around Sprague Lake

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Notable Features: An easy but very scenic walk around Sprague Lake, one of the more popular areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful clear water in the lake and a great view of nearby mountain peaks. There are picnic areas near the parking lot as well.

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Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Nymph Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Nymph Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, at the Bear Lake trailhead

Trail Length: About 1.3 miles, in-and-back trail past Nymph Lake

Elevation Gain: About 300 feet

Notable Features: An easy walk through the woods past Nymph Lake. Climb up onto the rocks north of the trail for a great view of the mountain peaks to the south. We were visited by a couple blue jays interested in our picnic lunch.

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Estes Cone Trail – Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Cone Trail near Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Cone Trail near Estes Park, Colorado

Location: Edge of Rocky Mountain National Park south of Estes Park

Trail Length: 6.2 miles, out and back

Elevation Gain: About 1600 feet

Link: Estes Cone Trail on AllTrails.com

Notable Features: Moderate trail at high elevation through forest for first half of trail. Second half is more strenuous and climbs to Estes Cone for a great view of the surrounding area.

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