||Location / Information
|Unique Map of Glacier
||The button below will take you to
a portion of the "Trail Tracks" hiking map for Rocky Mountain National Park.
The panoramic map is an excellent tool for planning your hikes in Rocky as it
is color coded for hiking dificulity and show you what there is to see along
the trail and at trails end. This map is highly recommended.
||Name missing from the Official Map
and Guide, the picnic ground is the first paved turnout on the left after your
leave Moraine Park. There are 4 picnic tables near the parking area and 5 a
short walk down to Glacier Creek. The tables by the creek are protected from
the sun by the heavy canopy of the tall Ponderosa Pine trees and the cool water
of Glacier Creek makes this an excellent lunch spot to escape the heat of a
summer day. No fires are permitted and unfortunately no restrooms are available
at this beautiful location.
|Hollowell Park and Mill Creek
||There are 3 picnic table at the
entrance to the trailhead road and 4 tables at the parking lot. The newly
reconstructed restrooms are accessible
and in time, we hope the picnic area will also be made accessible.
short walk from the parking lot are beaver ponds that are known to contain
Brook Trout and the outflow (Mills Creek) to the confluence with Glacier Creek
are believe to contain both Brook and Brown Trout.
- Mill Creek Basin (1.6 Miles, 600 feet)
|Glacier Basin Campgrounds
Basin Campgrounds Information
|Parking for Bear Lake Shuttle
||Unfortunately, parking at the balance of the
stops on Bear Lake Road is limited. Frequently the large parking lot at Bear
Lake is full by 9:00 or 10:00 am. 6 buses are available at this Parking Lot to
shuttle you to the other sites on Bear Lake Road.
One of the six buses is
accessible as are the restrooms at the parking lot. YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT THE
MAIN ACCESS WALKWAY IS BLOCKED BY A STORM FENCE THAT PROTECTS THE ENTRANCE TO
THE RESTROOMS. BUREAUCRACY AT IT'S FINEST! In time, this will be corrected. You
can access from the road, as the dirt around the restrooms is the same level as
the parking lot.
The trailhead at the top of the parking yields access to:
- Storm Pass Trailhead (1.3 Miles)
- Bierstadt Lake (1.6 Miles)
- Bear Lake (3.6 Miles)
||Elevation 8,710 feet. Sprague Lake is located
just off the Bear Lake Road approximately 7 miles from the US 36 turn off.
||1.4 miles to
Lake, elevation gain 566 feet. This is the hardest of the three trails to
Bierstadt Lake. Alternate trails are from Bear Lake and the Bear Lake Shuttle
Bus Parking Area. [In the summer, I prefer to park and take the bus to Bear
Lake to begin this hike at Bear Lake and hike back at my vehicle at the parking
lot.] (215 KB)
|Storm Pass Trailhead
||Elevation 8,750 feet.
- Sprague Lake (.5 Miles, 20 feet)
- Wind River (1.3 Miles)
- Glacier Basin Campgrounds (1.8 Miles)
- Bear Lake (2.9 Miles)
- Storm Pass (4.3 Miles)
|Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead
||Elevation 9,240 feet.
||Bear Lake, a .6-mile hike, is 250
feet from Parking Lot! Access is now complete all the way around bear lake.
|Bear Lake Trailhead