If your group isn’t up for a vigorous day of hiking in the national park, Estes Park offers many easy hikes & walks where you can enjoy the spectacular outdoor setting at your own pace.
Lake Estes in town is ringed by a lovely, wide, paved path that meanders through a bird sanctuary, beside a golf course, along the Big Thompson River, through the lakeside picnic area and on the lakeshore. It’s wonderful for strolling, biking, dog walking, birding, and watching the elk that like to munch on the golf course grass. It’s a town treasure and we’re happy to share it with you!
Don’t miss the Estes Park Riverwalk for a stroll through downtown. You’ll pass restaurants with outdoor seating, plazas with benches and bronze sculptures, shops, and galleries.
Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park offers an easy stroll on a paved, wheelchair-accessible path around the edge of the lake with iconic views of the Continental Divide across the lake.
Bear Lake in the National Park is easily accessible, very beautiful, and very popular. It’s a high altitude lake that you can enjoy without a strenuous uphill hike.
Best Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park has a comprehensive list of more easy Park hikes.
Explore several of the easy walks in Estes Park and RMNP via Google Trekker. Three of the Estes Park easy walks you can see online are:
Knoll Willows Trail (between Wonderview Ave, MacGregor Ave, Bond Park to the Birch Ruins)