Chasm Lake Trail - Rocky Mtn Natl Park
We will not go all the way to Chasm Lake, but will go on the Longs Peak trail as far as the Chasm Lake trail junction and as far down the Chasm Lake trail as possible--probably about 4 miles round trip. There are some incredible views to be seen here. This trip is not recommended for beginners. There is no fee for this part of the park. Weather at these elevations is unpredictable, dress in layers and be prepared for any weather conditions. A large part of the trail is above treeline and exposed to wind. Snowshoes are required. In addition, it is recommended that you bring micro-spikes, poles, gaitors and a camera.
Distance: 4-5 Miles round trip
Difficulty: Difficult, depending on conditions
Elevation at trailhead: 9,405'
Elevation at highest point: 11,823'
Elevation gain: 2398'
Beginners: Not recommended
We will meet at the park-n-ride at 88th and Sheridan (link above) and will depart at 9:00 AM sharp. I will be at the north end of the lot. Those participants up north can meet us at the trailhead.
I want to leave the trailhead by 10:30 AM. Let me know on your RSVP if you intend to meet here.
This is a participate at your own risk event