Hiking The Glacier Creek Trail

The 23rd most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Denver and southwest of Estes Park, the Glacier Creek Trail is a breath-taking 10 mile round trip hike up Glacier Gorge to Black Lake. The narrow Glacier Gorge is known for peaks rising 3,000-4,000 feet above. Black Lake is an alpine tarn situated in a glacial cirque at the base of McHenrys Peak.

The trail starts from Glacier Gorge Junction on Bear Lake Road.

Overall, Glacier Creek Trail is the 23rd most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Glacier Creek Trail including North Inlet Trail / Tonahuta Creek Trail, Longs Peak and East Inlet Trail / Adam Falls Trail.

Glacier Creek Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  RMNP (970) 586-1242; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Recommended Map:  "Rocky Mountain NP Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Winding River Resort, Grand Lake (303) 623-1121

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/romo

GPS:  40.30833, -105.64318

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  14234

Glacier Creek Trail Hiking Map


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