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Emerald Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (21)

A short trail connecting two majestic mountain lakes.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

83%

Runnable

10,113' 3,083 m

High

9,843' 3,000 m

Low

272' 83 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Dream Lake Trail, this trail climbs quickly to Dream Lake. Enjoy the views of Dream Lake and the surrounding rock formations before running further up the trail. The grade is mild before it steepens on its way to Emerald Lake. Eventually, you'll top out and descend to the lake.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Barbara Lotsoff

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 21 votes

#6

in Bear Lake

#160

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  4.7 from 21 votes
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Trail Rankings

#6

in Bear Lake

#40

in Colorado

#160

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Photos

The view to Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain from Dream Lake.
Dec 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake
Jan 8, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake
Aug 25, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Dream Lake from the Emerald Lake Trail
Aug 24, 2017 near Estes Park, CO
Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain NP CO
Feb 9, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Longs Peak is beautiful from the Emerald Lake Trail.
Jul 9, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

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