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131 mi 211 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Gems in West Side - 3

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gem Favorite Start of East Inlet Trail RMNP 3/16.

Adams Falls

(18) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite A young moose grazing!

Coyote Valley

(9) Grand Lake, CO
gem Favorite Estes Park

Holzwarth Historic Site

(7) Grand Lake, CO

Recommended Routes in West Side - 4

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Favorite Rocky Mountain National Park: Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Intermediate

Cascade Falls and Big Pool

7.5 mi 12.0 km 559' Up 170.27 m Up 559' Down 170.3 m Down

Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Grand Lake CO 2013
Easy/Intermediate

Adams Falls Loop

0.7 mi 1.2 km 329' Up 100.42 m Up 346' Down 105.59 m Down

Grand Lake, CO
Favorite View of the mountains across the forest from the trail.
Difficult

Baker Gulch to Bowen Lake

19.9 mi 32.0 km 4,483' Up 1366.38 m Up 4,483' Down 1366.29 m Down

Grand Lake, CO
Favorite Shadow Mountain and Granby from the Lookout with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Intermediate

Shadow Mountain

9.9 mi 15.9 km 1,798' Up 547.98 m Up 1,798' Down 548.15 m Down

Grand Lake, CO

Trails in West Side - 22

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7.9 mi 12.8 km #1East Inlet Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Lake, CO 24 
12.6 mi 20.3 km #2CDT: Monarch Lake to Grand Lake (CO Sec. 35)
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
6.9 mi 11.2 km #3East Shore Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
3.3 mi 5.4 km #4Shadow Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5Green Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #6Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
6.6 mi 10.6 km #7Baker Gulch Trail #29
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8River Trail
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Long Meadows Trail
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #10Coyote Valley Trail
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #11Onahu Creek Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
1.3 mi 2.2 km #12Onahu - Tonohutu Connector
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
13.8 mi 22.2 km #13Tonohutu Creek Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #14Range Meadows Cutoff Trail
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
6.4 mi 10.4 km #15Bowen Gulch Trail #119
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
2.8 mi 4.5 km #16Ditch Road
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #17Holzwarth-Colorado River Trail
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
28.3 mi 45.5 km #18CDT: Grand Lake to Bowen Gulch (CO Sec. 37)
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
Intermediate
Grand Lake, CO
19.7 mi 31.7 km #19CDT: Bowen Gulch to Willow Creek Pass (CO Sec. 38)
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
4.4 mi 7.1 km #20CDT: RMNP Short Route (-17.7 miles) (CO Sec. 36)
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
Easy
Grand Lake, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #21Long Meadows Trail
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #22Cemetery Lodge Trail
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO
Difficult
Grand Lake, CO

Photos of West Side - 54

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The Slopes of Mt. Ida with permission from Ed Ogle
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park: Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Big Meadow
Jan 21, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Shadow Mountain and Granby from the Lookout with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Views on East Inlet Trail
Jul 18, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO
On top of Mt Ida looking southwest you see several valleys as well as Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake in the distance
Aug 23, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Heading to Tonahutu Meadows
Jul 20, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO
Granite Falls.
Jan 19, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO