The scenic Grand Lake area contains a variety of awesome day hikes. Whether you are looking for a scenic stroll or to test your endurance on an adventurous trek, this area has something for every type of hiker. Here are five day hikes near Grand Lake, Colorado that we recommend.

1. Baker Gulch to Bowen Gulch Lake

If you are ambitious enough to tackle a 19-mile round-trip hike in one day, this loop may be a great day hike option. The trail is rated as moderate.

2. Adams Falls

Less than a mile round-trip offers amazing views of the Adams Falls cascade. The trailhead that can be accessed from right in town, so this hike is great for those looking for great scenery in a short amount of time.

3. Cascade Falls

Cascade Falls, located just inside the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park at the North Inlet Trailhead is another great waterfall hike that is 6.8 miles roundtrip.

4. Monarch Lake

A 4.2-mile hike around an alpine lake with little elevation gain.

5. Onahu Creek Trail

Featuring wildflowers (when in season) and a great atmosphere for the avid bird watcher, this is a great hike for the whole family.

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