Rocky Mountain National Park Continental Divide Loop

Grand Lake, Colorado 80447

Rocky Mountain National Park Continental Divide Loop

Rocky Mountain National Park: Continental Divide Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Tour glacial valleys and navigate to off-trail lakes and waterfalls on this 6-day circuit.

Want to see classic Rocky Mountain National Park landmarks and explore hidden pockets of wilderness? Do it on this 54-mile, best-of-both-worlds trek that crisscrosses the Continental Divide, linking the park’s lesser-tracked high country west of the Divide with the well-loved lakes and waterfalls on the east side.

Start on the East Inlet Trail, roughly 2 miles from the town of Grand Lake, and hike east along its meandering namesake creek. Less than 0.5 mile in, take the quick 0.2-mile loop on the right to see Adams Falls, which cascades down boulders and plummets through a narrow gorge. As the trail runs up the valley, you’ll skirt marshy meadows (look for moose munching in the willows in early morning) and meander through lodgepole pine and quaking aspen groves."

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Trail Information

Grand Lake
Nearby City
54
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 days
Duration
Rocky Mountain National Park, (970) 586-1206; nps.gov/romo
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