Get out and embrace the great outdoors with your family in Rocky Mountain National Park! Rocky Mountain National Park is a treasure trove of natural beauty with rugged mountains, sweeping vistas, pristine lakes, and dense forests. Your family can explore the stunning scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park by taking a hike. 

There are over 350 miles of hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. However, not all of them are well suited for a family outing. The team at Black Canyon Inn is here to highlight the best hikes for families in Rocky Mountain National Park so you can enjoy the majesty of the Rockies. 

Bear Lake Nature Trail

One of the most popular trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile hike that takes about 20 minutes to complete. Encircling the pristine Bear Lake, the trail offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Its flat terrain, short length, and great scenery makes it one of the best hikes for families in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Sprague Lake Loop

Another family-friendly option, the Sprague Lake Loop offers a gentle loop around the picturesque Sprague Lake. This flat trail is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs alike, and offers plenty of benches if you need a rest. On this trail, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of Sprague Lake and the mountains along the Continental Divide. There’s also opportunities for wildlife viewing, so keep your eyes peeled.

Alberta Falls Trail

There are 31 named waterfalls in Rocky Mountain National Park, and no trip to the Rockies is complete without getting a glimpse of these cascading beauties. Alberta Falls Trail is a 1.2-mile hike that draws crowds thanks to the gorgeous Alberta Falls. Watch as water cascades down the falls and onto the boulders below. Bring your camera; there are numerous photo opportunities on this exciting hike.

Cub Lake Loop

For families seeking a longer adventure, the Cub Lake Loop offers a moderate hike through diverse terrain, including meadows, forests, and alongside a tranquil creek. This six-mile hike features plenty of beautiful scenery. Break up the hike by enjoying a picnic. Be warned, this is the longest and most challenging hike on our list of the best hikes for families in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it is great for families with older children.

Your Home Base for Exploring the Rockies

Your family will enjoy the adventure of hiking the best hikes for families in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you’re in need of a home base for exploring the Rockies, look no further than Black Canyon Inn, a premier resort for Rocky Mountain vacation rentals. Our luxurious condo rentals in Estes Park are just a short drive from the park and are the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking and exploration. 

We would love to host your next family vacation to the Rocky Mountains. To stay with us, please make a reservation online or by calling 970-586-8113.