Wild Basin Entrance

Wild Basin Entrance

Rocky Mountain National Park

Longs Peak from the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Colorado.
Longs Peak from the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

Highlights:

Ouzel Falls Trail

Copeland Falls and Calypso Cascades are on the way.

Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin, RMNP,CO

How to get there:

The Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mtn Ntl Park is located on SH 7 about 2 miles north of Allenspark.

  • From I-25/I-70 to Wild Basin Rd
  • 61 miles 1 hr 20 mins
  • GPS
  • SH 7/Wild Basin Rd
  • 40.2178 -105.5274

In General:HikingPicnic Area

The trail begins at the Wild Basin TH and leads to three waterfalls. Finch Lake TH and Sandbeach Lake TH are located along Wild Basin Rd and offer more backcountry options.

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Longs Peak | Chasm Lake Trail

An early start is recommended.

Longs Peak Diamond Face above Chasm Lake, CO

How to get there:

Parking area on east side of SH 7 about 9 miles south of Estes Park.

  • From I-25/I-70 to parking
  • 65 miles 1 hr 25 mins
  • GPS
  • Parking Area
  • 40.2720 -105.5421

In General:Picnic AreaCampground

The trail to Chasm Lake is consistently steep and easy to follow. Snow coverage is possible year round, but well placed cairns will keep you on track. Be prepared and start early to ensure that you are back below treeline before the typical afternoon thunderstorms arrive.

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Twin Sisters | Lily Mtn Trails

Two Trails to Mountain Summits

Aerial View of Twin Sisters Peaks courtesy Doc Searls
courtesy Doc Searls

How to get there:

SH7, the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, 2.6 miles north of the Long’s Peak turnoff. Turn east for the Twin Sisters TH and park near the gate.

  • From I-25/I-70 to Twin Sisters Rd
  • 67 miles 1 hr 30 mins

Lily Mtn TH is on the west side of SH7, 0.5 miles further north. VERY limited parking.

  • GPS
  • Parking
  • 40.3073 -105.5372

In General:Hiking

Two trails leading to summits with panoramic vistas in all directions. The Twin Sisters Trail is within Rocky Mountain Ntl. Park and does not allow pets or mountain bikes. Lily Mountain Trail is in the Roosevelt NF and pets on leashes are welcome.

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