Emerald Lake Trail, The Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Start off your hike at the Bear Lake Trailhead to get to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park and become a part of nature while experiencing some incredible views.
There’s a free park shuttle you can take during peak tourist season to avoid any parking hassles you may encounter. Your route will be about three and a half miles long round trip and is an easy-moderate hike.
This hike should take you about two or three hours both ways, with lots to see along your trek in an unrestricted way.
Pro Tip: This trail is also perfect for snowshoeing in the winter.