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Upper Bierstadt Moraine Trail

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 3.6 (5)

A steep ridgeline trail leading to the splendid Bierstadt Lake.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

74%

Runnable

9,419' 2,871 m

High

8,797' 2,681 m

Low

623' 190 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This short but steep trail packs a punch. It is well traveled given its proximity to the parking lot, so be prepared to negotiate around many other trail users.

Description

From an intersection with the Lower Bierstadt Moraine Trail near the shuttle drop-off and parking lot along Bear Lake Road, this trail climbs steeply up the ridgeline toward Bierstadt Lake. As you run up this trail, your surroundings will transition from widely spaced ponderosa to a more dense forest. The trail dead-ends into the east end of the splendid Bierstadt Lake.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#22

in Bear Lake

#20095

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#22

in Bear Lake

#1,622

in Colorado

#20,095

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Photos

Rock formations along the Bierstadt.
Jan 15, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Elk
Sep 16, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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