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Grand finale!

This is a fairly short hike by itself. So, if you are going to get up early and fight for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Britt H
Wichita, Kansas
Last Hike of the Day from Bear Lake Trailhead

We hiked to Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2018 while on the first leg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hike begins from Glacier Gorge Trailhead located on Bear Lake Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 80517
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a popular hike for obvious reasons. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to get to Estes Park from Denver. The scenery is spectacular, the falls never disappoint and the hike is relatively easy. It's great for families and older folks (like...More

5  Thank CBRabenecker
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Alberta Falls is one of the easy, go to hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. As a result, it seems anyone in the park on any given day will hike there. From mid morning to mid afternoon it will not be unusual for 100 people...More

13  Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly short hike by itself. So, if you are going to get up early and fight for a parking spot then I would add a few other trails to your agenda so that it is worth your time and effort. We actually...More

Thank Britt H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked to Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2018 while on the first leg of a memorable road trip through the U.S. Southwest. We spent the day in the Bear Lake Trailhead area and had already completed the Bear Lake Loop...More

Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The aspens were in full color. No matter what the weather (it sprinkled a bit during our hike) it is a beautiful trail. Easy, too.

Thank wowalake7
Reviewed 4 October 2018

There are other falls in other parks that are much more inspiring. Especially in the fall when water is low. I think that there are other hikes I would have preferred to do.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a pleasant little hike with great views. It is well traveled but other hikers were pleasant and accommodating. The falls can be seen from a lower view point if you are a little squeamish about getting too close to a rock ledge. But...More

Thank markaybarncoo
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Have visited this location twice now and always delivers beautiful views. It gets a little crowded with people jumping around on the rocks but still a must visit. It’s approx 0.6 miles from the parking lot so a easy hike for most. A must visit

Thank stevezeinner
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A nice falls but little else up to this point. Bear lake is more rewarding for less effort. You can continue up into Glacier Gorge. we did not as already hiked to Bear & Emerald Lakes and Sprague Lake later planned.

Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Alberta Falls is a short hike from either Bear Lake or Glacier Gorge trail heads. In the spring, it is a wildly rushing waterfall with an amazing amount of water going over the falls. In the summer, it is a refreshingly cool sounding waterfall and...More

3  Thank annjh
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The hike to Alberta Falls is a bit more challenging than neighbor Dream Lake; however, it still falls among the easier hikes as compared to those rated moderate. The falls are popular, so it is difficult to capture shots without other tourists.

1  Thank Coquette07
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We started from the Bear Lake trail head and hiked the half mile mostly downhill trail until we met up with the Glacier Gorge trail. After a gentle incline we were treated to a lovely waterfall. Start early unless you like lots of company. On...More

1  Thank JLPeterson58
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1 February 2018|
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
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
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