Roosevelt Lakes hike

  • June 12, 2013 · 9:00 AM

Roosevelt Lakes are on the flank of Mount Evans a mile or so east of Rosalie Peak. We will hike up Tanglewood Trail and over a pass in the Pegmatite Points and down a little to the Lakes. There are great views to the north and east from the vicinity of the Lakes.

Travel US285 south toward Bailey. Turn right onto Deer Creek Road (the one in Park County) at the traffic light. Drive toward Highland Park and bear left at the intersection (it is hard to see) where the road forks. Do not go to Harris Park. Continue along Deer Creek for  about a mile and a half to the end of the road. There is a big cul-de-sac and lots of parking. The last mile of road is unpaved, narrow and rough but passable to most passenger cars. Trailhead coordinates are[masked] N x[masked] W. The Lakes are at[masked] N x[masked] W more or less.

starting elevation: 9306 ft

highest elevation: 11964 ft

distance on trail (round trip): 8.5 mi

distance to pass (one way from TH): 3.3 mi

net elevation gain: 2900 ft

time on the trail: 5 or 6 hours

subjective rating: difficult

Notice that we intend to leave the TH at 9:00 so that we can be back below timberline before the afternoon storms move in.

Bring plenty of water and lunch.

You undertake this hike at your own risk.

 

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  • Bill B.

    We had a fine hike. There were a few patches of snow above timberline but the trail was good and the weather amazingly warm. One of the lakes still had some ice though it won't last long. All the hikers were friendly and capable. They made it a very pleasant day.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Tim H

    I enjoyed the hike with a really fun group of people, weather was perfect. The hike and the carpooling were well coordinated. The hike was as advertised, moderately difficult, at least for me, moderate for a seasoned hiker in good condition. This was a good conditioning hike, pace was correct for distance and time allocation, nine miles, 2100 ft coming and going in six hours, I did about 8 miles stopping over the saddle about a half mile from the lakes. The in and out on same trail worked for me in that I could set my own pace, fall back from the group, enjoy the scenery and then be picked up by the group on the return trip.

    June 12, 2013

  • Nancy

    Changed my mind. It's not THAT far.

    June 12, 2013

  • Nancy

    I missed the carpool by a few minutes. Darn. Won't be driving solo. Will wait a few min to see if anybody else shows.

    June 12, 2013

  • Terry G.

    Sorry. See you next time.

    June 12, 2013

  • gale g.

    I will meet at the PNR at 8 am. See you all in the morning

    June 11, 2013

  • christine p.

    sorry, but I have to much to do tomorrow...hope someone can take my spot

    June 11, 2013

  • Kelcey

    AUGH! I love lakes! i an going to chicken out of this one-need to do more elevation training...Kelcey

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, was looking forward to the hike and meeting new people but, alas, work has interfered. Next time.

    June 10, 2013

  • Nancy

    Are you referring to the wooly mammoth lot? Just want to be sure to be at the right spot.

    June 1, 2013

    • Pam

      I'll plan on meeting you all at Mammoth JJ at 8.

      June 10, 2013

    • Nancy P

      I'll be at Wooly Mammoth at 8. I am driving from Boulder if anyone wants to ride from there. Email me rather than using the msg board.

      June 10, 2013

  • Tom W.

    Work has raised it's ugly head

    June 10, 2013

  • christine p.

    what time do you think we will be back in Morrison?

    June 9, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Sorry, turns out I have grandkids that day.

    June 9, 2013

  • Jameel C.

    how fast to you guys go? 1.5 to 2.0 mi/hr?

    June 9, 2013

  • Sandra

    Sorry I must cancel, hope someone can take advantage of the opening.

    June 8, 2013

  • Ed A.

    Sorry going CW dancing at the Grizzly Rose that night!

    June 6, 2013

  • Tim H

    JJ area it is at 8AM

    June 3, 2013

  • Tim H

    PnR at I70 and Morisson exit at 8AM, email me to confirm, car will handle 3 passengers

    June 1, 2013

  • Tammy

    I would like to carpool. There are a couple of places to meet; The Fort or the PnR at I70 and Morisson exit. We would have to figure out the time to be at the trailhead by 9. Bill, do you have any suggestions?

    June 1, 2013

    • Tim H

      PnR at I70 and Morisson exit will work, Lets say that we meet at 8AM.

      June 1, 2013

  • Don B.

    I will carpool also

    June 1, 2013

  • Nancy

    If you have room for another, I'd also like to carpool. I live near Belmar and can meet you wherever you like.

    June 1, 2013

  • Tim H

    I am driving from S Golden if you want to carpool your company would be appreciated.

    June 1, 2013

  • christine p.

    I meant Boulder

    May 25, 2013

  • christine p.

    Is anyone coming from Denver or does anyone want to meet in Morrison?

    May 25, 2013

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