Hiking is the perfect way to experience Rocky Mountain National Park. These five beginner hikes in the park are sure to please, as they provide both great scenery and easy terrain. The beginner hikes listed below are under five miles roundtrip and are considered fairly easy. No matter if you’re looking for a scenic lake or waterfall view, or simply want to experience Colorado’s dense forest, these ten beginner hikes will definitely expose you to Colorado’s beauty.
For glorious views of a 12,000-foot mountain and to see three scenic lakes, head up to Emerald Lake from the Bear Lake Trailhead. This 3.5-mile roundtrip hike is a popular destination, so avoid crowds by hitting up this trail in the morning. Even if you don’t make it all the way to Emerald Lake, Bear Lake and Dream Lake make great scenic stops along the trail.