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Alberta Falls

Hike begins from Glacier Gorge Trailhead located on Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Easy hike

Pretty easy hike to some really cool looking waterfalls! About a mile past the Bear Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jack N
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Amazing waterfall!

This was such a beautiful hike! We hiked over from the Bear Lake side; we were lucky enough to get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica W
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“short hike” (36 reviews)
“easy hike” (38 reviews)
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Hike begins from Glacier Gorge Trailhead located on Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty easy hike to some really cool looking waterfalls! About a mile past the Bear Lake trailhead. You can come in from Glacier Gorge as well.

Thank Jack N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a beautiful hike! We hiked over from the Bear Lake side; we were lucky enough to get a parking spot over there. It was a bit of a rainy day and it sprinkled on us along the way, which was nice to...More

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly easy family hike with some elevation gain, great views and well marked fairly short trail. There will be people here, but it isn't terribly crowded like Bear Lake can be. Stop to take plenty of photos - great pic points along...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Falls. Pay attention to how you get there. My husband was our tour guide and we ended up walking down beside the Falls at the end of a 6 mile hike that also took us by Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, and Haiyaha Lake. While...More

2  Thank PasssionateTraveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved these Falls, and the trail to get here. We started our hike from the Bear Creek Trail head, so beauty all along the way

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park for the day, we chose to visit Alberta Falls. Such a beautiful hike and the falls are tremendous. Not too strenous or difficult. Fairly wide trails, easy to walk. Depending on the time of year, bring layers as it can...More

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is lovely. A reasonable well marked trail we did it with our grandchildren, Two of who are 6 years old. We caught the trail at bear lake. Which added and extra mile(an easy mile) the trail takes you across a creek. And the hike...More

1  Thank Momkram
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just finished going to Sprague Lake to photograph and incredible sunrise. So we then headed over to park at Bear Lake to head to Alberta Falls. Having heard the horror stories hell the parking lot can fill up by 6 o’clock we got...More

Thank RichSGF
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent my 50th Birthday at Rocky Mountain National Park and it was amazing. The hike to Alberta Falls was very nice.Not to hard with easy trails.Beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beauty of Alberta Falls is obvious from the other reviews and photos so there's no question you will be impressed with the scenery - it is fabulous - and no need for me to elaborate. I'll focus my review on the experience. We went...More

1  Thank Julie B
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AmyBethAndreucci
1 February 2018|
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Response from fv1989 |
There will still be snow and ice on the trail in late April. If you don't own traction devices for your waterproof boots/shoes, rent microspikes from Estes Park Mountain Shop. The falls should be flowing in late April. In... More
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Hiker0957
30 December 2016|
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Response from Peg H | Reviewed this property |
We're 55 yr olds from from the prairies of South Dakota, in good shape. We had no problem hiking to Alberta Falls one day after arrival in RMNP. We continued on to Sky Pond over 11,000 ft, but we exercise every day. Drink... More
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watsons25
7 August 2016|
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Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
Rocky Mountain National Park will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round. You may visit at any time you like. The Beaver Meadows visitor's center will be open for information, the park movie and the gift store... More
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