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Finch Lake - Pear Lake Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (11)

Rewarding out-and-back hike in the lesser traveled portion of Rocky Mountain National Park.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

10,593' 3,229 m

High

9,137' 2,785 m

Low

1,726' 526 m

Up

345' 105 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Description

This trail can be accessed from the Wild Basin Trail, the Finch Lake Trailhead or from Allenspark Trail via County Hwy 90.

Most of the elevation is in the beginning portions of the trail, with less of an incline in the middle of the hike.

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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in Wild Basin

#6549

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#7

in Wild Basin

#484

in Colorado

#6,549

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Photos

Elk Tooth seen from Pear Lake with permission from ottomandude
Jan 14, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Finch Lake Trail with permission from ottomandude
Jan 15, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Finch Lake
Jan 28, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Pear Lake - the view is worth the long slog up the steepest part of the trail.
May 3, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Calypso Cascades
Apr 2, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Pear Lake
Jul 11, 2018 near Grand Lake, CO

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Jun 12, 2021
Alex Robertson
Easily passable until Finch Lake. Lots of patches of deep snow/ice with streams. Had to turn back just before Pear Lake. 4.9mi
Sep 12, 2020
JM LaSalle
Jan 31, 2020
Cynthia B.
Aug 18, 2019
Lauren Marie
w Erland 10mi
Aug 13, 2019
Emma McCarty
Great out and back hike. We went via Finch Lake TH which added 2.2 mi. Lots of downed trees on the trail but shady & the lakes were beautiful!!
Aug 9, 2019
Holly Lawson
Jul 28, 2019
Kaitlynn Jackson
Worth the hike- not very crowded and beautiful lakes.
Sep 9, 2018
Tyler Kanaval
hiked up to Hutchinson lake #1. was pushed out by a storm. 15mi