East Inlet Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,170' 661 m
Descent: -549' -167 m
High: 10,444' 3,183 m
Low: 8,420' 2,566 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)
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“A relatively easy trail with beautiful views of lakes and peaks.”— Kat Russo
Family Friendly Lots of wildlife viewing, and it would make a good intro to backpacking for kids!
Through the entire valley, there are great views of the river, mountains, and lakes, but some of the best views are seen if you travel past the maintained trail boundary to the end of the valley. Follow the river past Fourth Lake and then hang a right to get to Fifth Lake, the meltwater of which makes the river you've followed since the trailhead. There's a lot of bushwacking, but the final views are definitely worth it!
Local Club: Colorado Mountain Club - Boulder Group
Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park