Odessa Lake Trail (RMNP)

  • Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Lake Helene and Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.


Dogs No


Fall Foliage

8.2 (miles)


Out & Back

~1215 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Rocky Mountain

The trail to Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park starts at the Bear Lake Trailhead. The Trail to Odessa Lake is a great hike in Rocky Mountain N.P. that is nothing short of amazing. On the way to the Lake hikers can expect great views of Bear Lake, Lake Helene, plentiful wildflowers, wildlife, massive lodgepole pines, amazing views of Longs Peak, the Keyboard of the Winds, Pagoda Peak and more. Once hikers arrive at Odessa Lake they are rewarded with stunning vistas of 12,129 ft. Notchtop Mtn., Little Matterhorn, Knobtop Mtn. If you can pull yourself way, head back the same way you hiked in. There is plenty of camping available in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 Highway 36 Estes Park, CO 80517

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