Glacier Gorge

  • Glacier Gorge - ©  Brendan Bombaci flickr user
  • Glacier Gorge in Moonlight - ©  Bryce Bradford flickr user
  • Glacier Gorge Rocky Mountain National Park  - © Dustin Gaffke flickr user
  • Glacier Gorge  - © Simopala flickr user
  • Glacier Gorge - © Simopala flickr user
  • Snowshoeing near Glacier Gorge - ©  sfgamchick flickr user

Key information: Glacier Gorge

    9.6 miles up and back down a superb valley, with lakes and pine forest and bare, dramatic crags far above. You will be walking at over 3,000m. 

    In Estes Park. Starts at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead.

    This is a tough walk in high, remote mountains, where altitude can cause problems. Come prepared. 

    This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

    For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Rocky Mountain NP walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 15km
  • Maximum Altitude: 3000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Glacier Gorge in Moonlight - ©  Bryce Bradford flickr user
Snowshoeing near Glacier Gorge - ©  sfgamchick flickr user

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Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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Glacier Gorge  - © Simopala flickr user...
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