With over 355 miles of hiking trails ranging from lakeside strolls to steep mountain peak climbs, it can be very overwhelming to pick and choose which hikes to do in Rocky Mountain National Park. Here you will find perfect hikes for kids and adults alike and provide the perfect opportunity to get ample fresh air without breaking too much of a sweat!
Perhaps the easiest lake trail in the park, this trail is level, wheelchair accessible, and perfect for even the youngest of children. To be honest, it’s more of a ‘walk’ versus a ‘hike’.
Beginning at the Bear Lake Trailhead, you’ll pass through a diverse forest with picturesque views of Bear Lake, Longs Peak, Hallet Peak, and Half Mountain on your hike.
Visit this hike in the morning to view mountain reflections bouncing off the lake. You’ll experience panoramic views of the continental divide with peaceful mountain backdrops.
This hike is the shortest on our list, with a quick trail towards Lake Irene. There are plenty of picnic areas and options to extend your hike with connecting trails.
Here, you’ll marvel at the 30-foot waterfall connecting to a gorge on Glacier Creek. This is one of the best waterfall hikes in the entire park, and luckily, it’s super accessible.