Alberta Falls Trail
Alberta Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA
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A popular trail in Rocky Mountain National Park great for a warm-up hike!
This is one of the more crowded hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, so beware. It's easy, only about 1.6 miles with minimal elevation and great for kids. My family chose to break in our hiking legs and get our lungs ready with this hike, so we did our best with loads of people! We didn't arrive early enough so we parked as far as we could in the park but then had to take the bus to get to the trailhead. Once at the Glacier Gorge Junction trailhead (plenty of bathrooms), we hit the Bear Lake trail about a quarter of a mile in and were rewarded with a good variety - aspens, rocky openings -- and then Alberta Falls, which made a great spot for a picnic.
At the end, we stopped at Bear Lake which is actually a handicap-accessible paved path around a beautiful lake (about a mile long).
Tip: if you don't arrive early, you will have to take the shuttle which can have long lines and take a while