Glacier Gorge Trailhead is the primary means of accessing Glacier Gorge - arguable the most scenic area of Rocky Mountain National Park.
From downtown Estes Park take 66 to the Beaver Meadows Park Entrance. (If you get there before 6:30 you don’t have to pay the $20 entrance fee.) Continue only .02 mile to the Bear Lake Road and turn left. Follow the Bear Lake Road as it passes the beautiful, vast Moraine Park area and continue about 7 miles to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead parking lot on the left side of the road.
Limited parking is available along Bear Lake Road. As an alternative, you can park at the shuttle bus terminal and board the bus for Bear Lake. Glacier Gorge Trailhead is the second stop. Bus schedules are posted here
. If you haven't been in the area for a while, you may want to know that as part of the Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Project page, the Glacier Gorge Trailhead has been moved back by 0.3 miles.