Bierstadt Lake Trail (Rocky Mountain National Park)

Bierstadt Lake Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park offers so many hiking trails that you will be sure to get on at least one that really has it all!! The Bierstadt Lake trail is uphill to the top (1.2 miles). The gradual uphill climb is a workout, but well worth every switchback.

Bierstadt Lake Trail Hike

There are fabulous views all the way. Rocky peaks, Aspen groves, grassy hills, wild flowers and at the end of the trail, a small lake.
Bierstadt Lake Trail Views

The best part of this hike is that the lake is the perfect habitat for moose to hang out. We were fortunate enough to be there at the right time a female moose was feeding on the grass in the lake. What a treat!!
Restrooms available at trailhead.

Bierstadt Lake Trail Kids Hike

The Lake at the end of Bierstadt Lake Trail offers the best picnic area around. Views, water and wildlife!

bierstadt lake view

7 thoughts on “Bierstadt Lake Trail (Rocky Mountain National Park)

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  4. Velvet

    Mary we are searching for a hike, just husband and I–that we can do in a few days and camp the first night. We did pikes last year. Hard to tell what other 14ers are similar

    • marynorton

      Hi. You may want to try Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park (it is a difficult 14er). I know there are two campsites along the way to the peak. Check out for a lot more options. Good luck!

  5. Chad @RoadDogTravel

    I hiked this trail last summer, but didn’t have the luck you did. I didn’t see any moose and it poured down rain when I got to the lake. Still very pretty and worth the hike. It’s cool to see that more and more moose are being spotted on the east side of the park. I’ve heard there’s been a lot of moose sightings at Sprague Lake.


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