Wednesday Jul 01

Lake Estes Trail & Picnic Areas

LAKE ESTES TRAIL

1770 Big Thompson Ave     Phone: (970) 586-2011
(PO Box 1379)   Fax: (970) 586-3129
Estes Park, CO 80517 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Recreation opportunities are plentiful along the Lake Estes Trail.

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From Highway 36, the trail may be accessed from the Convention and Visitors Bureau parking area or from the Cherokee Draw Day Use area.

From Highway 34, the trail may be accessed from the Visitor Center parking area, down Lake Front Drive to Fisherman's Nook, or from the Lake Estes Marina.

Lake Estes Use Fees
Lake Estes Rules & Regulations
Map of Lake Estes Trail


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Rent a bike or surrey-topped pedal cart at the Lake Estes Marina to pedal around the paved 3.75-mile lake trail. 

Fish from several easily-accessible spots along the trail, including a handicap fishing pier near Fisherman’s Nook. 

Bait, tackle, and fishing licenses are available at the Marina Store.


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Wildlife abounds along the trail throughout the year. The Matthews-Reeser Bird Sanctuary is located along the lake Estes Trail. 

Please be aware that the elk are wild animals and should not be approached. View elk from a safe distance and keep dogs away from them.

There are several picnic areas located around the Lake Trail – at the Marina, Wapiti Meadows, and Cherokee Draw. Picnic tables are on a first-come, first-served basis and these areas are subject to a day-use fee.


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Three fitness stations situated around the Lake Estes Trail provide a "training circuit" for people of all ages. The fitness stations are self-paced and free to use. Each station is equipped with instructions that guide you through a series of stretches, resistance training, balance and cardiovascular exercises. Exercise routines are designed for various levels of fitness and abilities.

If you and your family currently stroll, powerwalk, jog, or bike around the Lake Estes Trail, use our fitness stations to enhance your trail experience, your outdoor workout, and to provide your family with a free, healthy group activity.
Learn more about the Lake Estes Trail Fitness Equipment

Printable Map of EVRPD Facility Locations