Lake Nanita

Estes Park, Colorado 80511

Lake Nanita

Lake Nanita Professional Review and Guide

"There may be other lakes in the national park that rank with Nanita for beauty, but none surpass it. The trek to Lake Nanita winds gently through mostly lodgepole pine forest beset
by beetles and varied by North Inlet, a creek that flows into the north side of Grand Lake.

Where beleaguered forest opens to meadows, watch for moose. A worthwhile, less-ambitious hike culminates at redundantly named Cascade Falls. The falls present themselves to photographers most attractively from the bottom."

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Trail Information

Estes Park
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
8,545 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,789 feet
Top Elevation
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242;
Local Contacts
USGS Grand Lake and McHenrys Peak; Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps