Loch Vale Topo Map

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With over 350 miles of trails to choose from Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a hiker’s paradise, but in my opinion the greatest concentration of beautiful alpine scenery lies in the vicinity of Bear Lake. Four trails leave Bear Lake in different directions to explore the eastern slopes of the Continental Divide. The hike described here uses two of these trails to complete a loop south of the lake with side trips into three glacial canyons on the edge of the Divide. The route passes by no fewer than seven icy lakes, fed by the melting snow in the upper canyons. Five of the lakes lie above 10,000 feet, surrounded by a few stunted Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir that somehow manage to survive in an environment that buries them in snow for six months of every year. It is a harsh, unforgiving environment, but it also has a stark beauty that is hard to forget.
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Estes Park, Colorado

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