Helene Lake - Rocky Mtn Natl Park
We will take the trail to Helene Lake--one of the most beautiful in the park--from the Bear Lake parking lot. The trail is lightly used so may fade in and out, and may entail some breaking trail. This trip is not recommended for beginners.
Bring RMNP pass if you have one. Hopefully someone from each vehicle will have a pass.
Bring snacks. May stop at some restaurant in Lyons after for lunch.
Weather at these elevations is unpredictable, dress in layers and be prepared for any weather conditions. This trail is near tree line and exposed to wind.
Snowshoes are required. It is recommended that you bring micro-spikes, gaitors, poles, ski mask, goggles and a camera.
Distance: 6 Miles round trip
Difficulty: Somewhat challenging
Elevation at trailhead: 9,475'
Elevation at Helene Lake: 10,580'
Beginners: Not recommended
We will meet at the park-n-ride at 88th and Sheridan and will depart at 9AM sharp. I will be at the north end of the lot, look for my red SUV. Those participants up north can meet us at the trailhead.
Carpool Location Link
It is your responsibility to know where the trailhead is, that is why the link is included below. I want to leave the trailhead by 10:45AM. Let me know on your RSVP if you intend to meet here.
Trailhead Location Link
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, as are all of my more difficult trips, do not sign up if you have been on other outings in which the group has had to wait for you. It is bad etiquette to cancel at the last minute, cancellations within 24 hours of the start of this meetup will be treated as a no-show.
This is a participate at your own risk event