Gem Lake Trail

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Gem Lake Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Sierra G. (434)

Great hike. Won't take long, but the views are amazing.

Sierra G. (434)

Ashley Petry (47)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful views of rock formations - take the twin owls trail around to Gem Lake! Fairly heavy elevation change throughout.

Chanel Busha (122)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike, my kids loved it. Such beauty the whole way. Can't wait to go again.

David Yost (94)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Jessica P. (159)

This trail is somewhat moderate on the difficulty scale. Steady winding incline all the way up with some rocky areas with about 1-2 foot steps. Last 3/4 mile is a steep staircase. When you get to the privy you know you've made t, just a couple more steps and you've reached your destination. Trail is a no dogs trail, please be respectful of that. Don't think you can get away with not feeding the chipmunks either. They're sneaky and persistent.

Beata Mckee (147)

7 Completed7 Reviews

We went when the leaves were turning and it was gorgeous! Views were nice and it was a great family hike. Worth exploring higher above the lake on top, too.

Shimrit Yacobi (294)

22 Completed9 Reviews

Wesley Derrow (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Really good!! Great view of the city estes park

Ryan Johnson (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great views of Estes Park along with Longs peak.