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Lion and Snowbank Lakes (RMNP)

Lion and Snowbank Lakes

This trail, in a remote section of RMNP, passes several beautiful lakes and waterfalls, and is well worth the effort. This is a long hike, so we will be starting early and traveling moderately fast, so this is for experienced hikers only.

Trail Details

Starting Elevation: 8,500'
Elevation at Snowbank Lake: 11,512'
Elevation Gain: 3,012'
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult.
Distance: 15.4 Miles round trip.
Dogs: No

Weather is unpredictable at these elevations, be prepared for anything.

Carpool Location

We will meet at the park-n-ride at 88th and Sheridan at 6:00. I expect to be at the north end of the lot. Look for my red SUV. We will carpool to the Wild Basin trailhead. Bring cash for drivers for gas.

Trailhead

We want to be here by 7:30. Take U.S. 36 through Boulder to Lyons. Go through Lyons and turn left on Highway 7. Take curvy, slow highway 7 about 20 miles to the Wild Basin entrance Turn left and follow the road to the end. (There is an entrance fee station here and this becomes a dirt road that is fine for passenger cars)

Additional Terms and Conditions

You are responsible for knowing where the carpool location and the trailhead are and getting there on time. You are responsible for researching the trail and knowing your own limits. You are responsible for dressing appropriately and bringing the necessary gear, water and snacks. This trip--as are all trips with this group unless otherwise noted--is an all day outing, do not sign up if you have other obligations that afternoon. The pace will be moderately fast, you will need to be in good shape to do this trip. It is considered poor etiquette to cancel at the last minute; any cancellation within 24 hours of the start of this meetup for any reason will be treated as a no-show.

This is a participate at your own risk event.

 

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  • Camie

    Super fun!! Especially hiking in the rain!! Thank you, Bill!

    September 2, 2013

  • Rob

    Great Day and a nice paced hike.

    September 2, 2013

  • Mark

    Great hike with a great group of people! Thanks everyone for a fabulous day and making me feel welcome. See you all again soon!

    September 2, 2013

  • Mark R.

    It was a beautiful hike with great rewards at the destination. Thanks Bill !

    September 1, 2013

  • philip R.

    Superb scenery! The group was just fine, nice folks.

    September 1, 2013

  • Paul

    Superbly Wonderful

    September 1, 2013

  • Paul

    Phil, Paul and Marilyn could be a late. We will catch you on the trail.

    September 1, 2013

  • Rob

    Bill- I will meet you at the trail head.

    September 1, 2013

  • Camie

    Hi all, I live quite a bit NE of the PNR on 88th. If anyone is on my side of town (Brighton/Thornton) and wants to car pool from 120th and I-25 at 0550 (Starbucks) let me know. I can take 3 in my Rav4, and I have a park pass. Please post here so that Bill knows who is where.
    Bill, I wIll meet you at the trailhead, either solo or with whomever wants to ride with.

    August 31, 2013

  • David H

    I'll meet up with the group at the trailhead at 7:30

    August 31, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Hey Bill, I'll bring the trail mix!

    August 29, 2013

  • Mark

    I've been here once before and enjoyed every minute of it! Hopefully the group doesn't mind a new person along on the trail~!

    August 23, 2013

  • Paul

    That looks like a good one!

    August 21, 2013

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