This trail begins at Glacier Gorge Junction. Scenic Loch Vale is enjoyed while hiking to the beautiful Timberline Falls on the park's east side. The trail then continues beyond the falls to Lake of Glass and up to Sky Pond, 4.6 miles from the trailhead. Loch Vale, Lake of Glass and Sky Pond offer fishing opportunities. Before fishing, check with the Park Service for license requirements, size and possession limits and other regulations.
Directions from Estes Park: Travel west on Hwy 34 to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. Just west of the Entrance Station, head south on Bear Lake Road. Follow this road to the parking area for the Bear Lake shuttle bus. The Glacier Gorge Trailhead is located just before the end of the road and Bear Lake.
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Loch Vale, Lake of Glass and Sky Pond offer fishing opportunities.
Hiking & Walking
Timberline Falls Trail
Glacier Gorge Trail (to Alberta Falls) - This trail leads past Alberta Falls, Glacier Falls, Mills Lake and Ribbon Falls before ending at Black Lake. The beautiful view from Mills Lake is one of the park's finest.
Headquarters: Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway 36
, Estes Park, CO, 80517-8397, Phone: 970-586-1206, Fax: 970-586-1256, TTY: 970-586-1319