A view from one of the many easy hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Here, you’ll experience rugged mountains, beautiful waterfalls, tranquil lakes, towering trees, and an abundance of wildlife. The best way to enjoy all of the natural wonders that lie inside Rocky Mountain National Park is on a hike. 

Rocky Mountain National Park has its fair share of challenging treks, but don’t worry, there are plenty of easy hikes for families or those looking for something less strenuous, and they’re stunningly beautiful. Are you looking for suggestions? Black Canyon Inn has four easy hikes we recommend our guests enjoy in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Alberta Falls

If you’re looking for a hike with a waterfall feature, look no further than Alberta Falls. Head to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, where the falls are just a little over a half-mile hike away. Alberta Falls is a 30 ft. tall waterfall known as one of the most serene in all of Rocky Mountain National Park. Out and back, you’re in for a 1.2-mile hike that’s exciting and easy. 

Coyote Valley Trail

Calling all animal lovers, Coyote Valley Trail is an easy one-mile hike through Rocky Mountain National Park’s Kawuneeche Valley with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife. The Kawuneeche Valley is home to deer, elk, moose, coyotes, and more, so keep your eyes peeled for furry critters. 

Bear Lake Loop

Bear Lake Loop is one of the most popular hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, and for a good reason, it’s flat, easy, and immersive. This loop trail comes in at just under a mile, and you’ll take in incredible views of Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge. Don’t expect to be alone, though; tourists and locals alike hike this trail, one of the most heavily trafficked in the park. 

Alpine Ridge Trail

Alpine Ridge Trail is one of the highest hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it’s quite easy besides the high altitude. On this .6-mile hike, you’ll take in incredible views of the Never Summer Mountains and the plains of Wyoming if you come on a clear day. The trail is paved and features interpretive signs to give context to the beauty you’ll be witnessing. Due to the trail’s high elevation, we recommend bringing plenty of water and taking it slow.

Accommodations Near Rocky Mountain National Park

You can stay near Rocky Mountain National Park and all of the natural beauty within its borders when you book a vacation rental from Black Canyon Inn. We have condo rentals and a cabin rental just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Estes Park. 

Please book online or call 970-586-8113 for more information.