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Rocky Mountain National Park - Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail (#5)

20 reviews #8 hike out of 250 in
8.5 mi
Distance
4 hrs 25 min
Time
terrain
1,707 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park.

This trail goes by Alberta Falls, The Loch, Timberline Falls, and Lake of Glass.



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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Not that difficult, but you do have to rock scramble up a small waterfall to get to Lake of Glass. A pain if it is crowded.
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    2 years ago
    Perfect September weather! Cool morning, warm afternoon, gentle breeze, blue skies, and elk on the trail. Early snow has melted off and aspens are changing colors. Climbing up the falls is a bit wet, but not bad. Wildfire smoke has been present but minimal. Be prepared for crowds below the Loch on the way back, and 1/3 wear masks. Great hike.
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    3 years, 1 month ago
    We started at 9 am. Done by 3.30 pm. Took shuttle bus from visitorscentre Estes across the street from the mcDonalds. SO BEAUTIFUL.
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    4 years ago
    Long, but well worth the effort.
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jennifernoonan64 3 years, 1 month ago
Track (9/3/19, 9:16:28AM)
One way to Sky Pond RMNP
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jennifernoonan64 3 years, 1 month ago
Track (9/3/19, 12:45:38PM)
Sky Pond return trip
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