Hikes in the Rockies

Hikes in the Rockies

Hiking is our identity for us here at the channel and the entirety of the communities surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park and our National Forests. Some hike long, some short, and some do what they can as long as they can. Whatever your speed, we love these mountains and the creatures that share the precious environment. Hiking is described here in ultra-scenic short videos meant to entice, encourage and educate. See it all through the magic lenses of cinematographer Sean Doherty.

Hikes in the Rockies
  • Alberta Falls

    Roundtrip Length: 1 mi Difficulty: Easy

    Alberta Falls, named after pioneer settler, Alberta Sprague is a great introduction to hiking in Rocky. This short journey is rewarded by a scenic waterfall where families share smiles and stories while relaxing to the sound of Glacier Creek.

  • Andrews Tarn

    Roundtrip Length: 10 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    Andrews Tarn and the magnificent Andrews Glacier are found at the end of one of the more difficult and equally breathtaking hikes in Rocky. After leaving the Glacier Gorge trailhead and the short hike to Alberta Falls far behind, you will eventu...

  • Bierstadt Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 3 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Named after the famous artist who captured these exceptional views on canvas, Bierstadt Lake is a short ascent over Bierstadt Moraine. The roadside trailhead sends us up through the evergreens and into groves of aspens that are striking in the fall...

  • Black & Blue Lakes

    Roundtrip Length: 9.4 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    The Glacier Gorge trailhead is one of the most popular places in the Park. One way to shed the crowds is to find your way to Black Lake and on to Blue Lake.
    After the short jaunt to popular Alberta Falls, your visits with fellow hikers will

  • Black Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 9.4 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    Black Lake is for the adventurous who choose to go beyond the classic popular hike to Mills Lake. As if the charm of Mills isn’t enough the pleasant continuation through seasonal wildflowers never ceases to blow my mind when it opens up at the...

  • Bridal Veil Falls

    Roundtrip Length: 6 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Hike with us to Bridal Veil Falls!

  • Chasm Falls

    Roundtrip Length: 2.5 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Early one morning we drove up Old Fall River Road to do some filming. Here are a few shots of Chasm Falls and the Alpine Tundra. It was a beautiful morning.

  • Chasm Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 8.4 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    The charm of Chasm Lake is not only the spectacular setting but the
    notoriety of the trail that it shares. Leaving the Longs Peak trailhead
    and immediately climbing through the trees, we twist and turn past a
    couple of historic mining sites ...

  • Crosier Mountain Trail

    Roundtrip Length: 7.7 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Hike the Crosier Mountain Trail with us!

  • Deer Mountain Trail (Added Winter Footage)

    Roundtrip Length: 6 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Take a moment to enjoy this breathtaking hike on Deer Mountain Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. The views were spectacular during both summer and winter!

    Easily accessible and a very short drive from the entrance stations, Deer Mountain is an ...

  • Fall Colors in Rocky

    One of the most beautiful times to visit Rocky is during the Fall Colors in September and October. Here's a short film showcasing the breathtaking scenery you will witness.

  • Fern Lake & Odessa Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 8.8 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Join us on a virtual hike to Fern Lake and Odessa Lake with narration by Nick Molle.

  • Finch Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 8 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    The tranquility and wonderful views made Finch Lake a fantastic gem of a hike and one that we will certainly return to again.

    The hike begins at Finch Lake Trailhead in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near the small co...

  • Flattop Mountain

    Roundtrip Length: 8.8 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    The view of Flattop Mountain begins interestingly enough at Bear Lake looking nothing like flat. What we see is the craggy side of the mountain where the trail fortunately takes a few twists and turns on the way up. Fortunately because the view...

  • Gem Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 4 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    We are so lucky to have Gem Lake so close to town. I often joke that this short steep jaunt up to this lake has a difficulty level that is relative because if you just came from sea-level, it is relatively difficult. It is also relative because thi...

  • Lake Haiyaha

    The incredible reason why the lake is this color.

    With its stunning views and striking turquoise color - Lake Haiyaha is a must see for any hiker visiting rocky. Join us in this video as we take you to one our favorite destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park!

    According to the National ...

  • Hollowell Park to Cub Lake

    Roundtrip Length: 8.6 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Finding my way to Cub Lake from Hollowell Park is one of my favorite simple discoveries. As much as I always enjoy the Cub Lake Trail from its trailhead, this much less traveled approach affords a bit more solitude and allows the popular well bea...

  • Lake Helene

    Roundtrip Length: 6 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Lake Helene under the right conditions is a beautiful spot at any time of the year, but it is also a very sensitive paragon of an alpine lake. Tread lightly here where the beauty is balanced by the fragile landscape. Perhaps the most difficult par...

  • Lawn Lake & Crystal Lakes

    Roundtrip Length: 10 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    The stunning shores of Lawn and Crystal Lakes are well worth the effort of this pleasantly long trek.

  • Lily Lake

    Roundtrip Length: .04 mi Difficulty: Easy

    Lily Lake is an absolute treasure. It is a virtual and exquisite classroom of wildlife biology at whatever level you wish to study. Perfectly accessible for just about anyone, just off the highway with plenty of parking across the road. In the warmer...

  • Lily Mountain

    Roundtrip Length: 3 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    Enjoy this hike up Lily Mountain in Roosevelt National Forest!

  • Lion Gulch Trail

    Roundtrip Length: 6 mi Difficulty: Moderate

    Take a step back in time on this moderate rated hike on Lion Gulch Trail to Historic Homestead Meadows where you'll see the ruins of homestead cabins that were established between 1889 and 1923. This is a great history filled hike for the whole fam...

  • Loch Vale Winter Wonderland

    Take a moment to enjoy the spectacular winter scenery of The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Lookout Mountain

    Roundtrip Length: 4.6 mi Difficulty: Strenuous

    The hike to Lookout Mountain is a steep climb, but the views from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Mount Meeker, Twin Sisters and Longs Peak (among others) can all be viewed from Lookout Mountain.