Alberta Falls (9,400′)

Alberta Falls (9,400′)

Alberta Falls is one of the more popular hiking destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. The scenic 30-foot waterfall thunders down a small gorge along Glacier Creek, and offers hikers an excellent spot to enjoy the views.

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Trailhead: Glacier Gorge
Round trip: 1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Elevation: 9,240′ – 9,400′ (+160′) / 2,816m – 2,865 (+49m)

The trail starts at Glacier Gorge trailhead and heads south, paralleling the creek. At about 0.3 miles, the trail intersects with two others, one branching back toward the north to Sprague Lake. Continue on to the Bear Lake junction turning left. The trail passes several aspen groves, and into a pine forest. The trail parallels Glacier Creek to the Falls, a short .6 mile walk on an excellent path. On arrival you will see Alberta Falls roar through a granite chute just off the trail.

An easy walk to a beautiful waterfall

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Alberta Falls
Alberta Falls


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