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Upper Bierstadt Moraine Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 623' 190 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 9,419' 2,871 m
Low: 8,797' 2,681 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A steep ridgeline trail leading to the splendid Bierstadt Lake.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Description

From an intersection with the Lower Bierstadt Moraine Trail near the shuttle drop-off and parking lot along Bear Lake Road, this trail climbs steeply up the ridgeline toward Bierstadt Lake. As you hike up this trail, your surroundings will transition from widely spaced ponderosa to a more dense forest. The trail dead-ends into the east end of the splendid Bierstadt Lake.

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Jul 19, 2019
Bridget Bednarz
Jun 14, 2019
Sabin Fannin
Feb 10, 2019
Cynthia B.
Jun 16, 2018
Maria Linn
Beautiful snowy mountains over the lake, trail was definitely moderate with some steep sections. 1.2mi
Apr 30, 2018
Shannon S.
Aug 10, 2017
Eric Schmidt
Jun 3, 2017
Ann Marie
Jun 3, 2017
Matthew Williams

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#22

in Bear Lake

#16705

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#22

in Bear Lake

#1,421

in Colorado

#16,705

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Rock formations along the Bierstadt.
Jan 15, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Elk
Sep 16, 2018 near Estes Park, CO

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