Ypsilon Lake RMNP

  • July 15, 2012 · 9:00 AM
  • Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park

Ypsilon Lake RMNP


Round-Trip Length: approx    8.75 miles
Start-End Elevation:approx    8,540' - 10,632' (10,762' max elevation)
Elevation Change: approx    +2,092' net elevation gain (+2,358' total roundtrip elevation gain)
Skill Level:    Moderate-Strenuous
Dogs Allowed:    No

we will stop in Estes park after for lunch

Ypsilon Lake is located 4.4 miles from the Lawn Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. It lies in a confined, heavily wooded basin on the eastern slopes of Ypsilon Mountain (13,514') and Mount Chiquita (13,069') in the Park's lightly traveled Mummy Range.

While much of the hike climbs arduously through nondescript forest, visitors will enjoy notably good cutthroat trout fishing at Ypsilon Lake, and excellent views of the Mummy Range once in the upper valley:



for those interested in car pooling
We will meet at the 88th and Sheridan pnr on the WEST side of hwy 36 not at the parking garage the basic address for this pnr is 5201 w 88 ave Westminster.
We will leave the PNR at 7:30


Directions to Trailhead

Ypsilon Lake is accessed from the Lawn Lake Trailhead in the north-central section of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Lawn Lake Trailhead is located 5.0 miles from the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station.

Directions: The Lawn Lake Trailhead is located 2 miles north of Highway 36 along Fall River Road.

From the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station, continue west on Highway 36 past Bear Lake Road to Deer Ridge Junction (3 miles). Turn Right at Deer Ridge Junction onto highway 34 and drive 1.9 miles to Fall River Road. Turn left onto Fall River Road and the Lawn Lake Trailhead will be immediately on your right-hand side.

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  • Pravin

    Awesome views and great fun people

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a perfect day! It's a beautiful lake. Thanks Brent for making this happen.

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great, thanks for the wonderful day

    July 16, 2012

  • Molly

    Great hike! Thank you Brent for organizing !

    July 16, 2012

  • brent k.

    I should have room in my car and I do have a pass.

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking for a carpool from Denver (or Denver area), if anyone has a spot? Jeff, do you still have room for someone?

    July 11, 2012

  • Molly

    the car pool from boulder has not started i am still waiting to hear from Dahlia

    July 11, 2012

  • Shantanu

    im interested in doing this hike and wanted to know if the a carpool from Boulder still has some room and is willing to let me tag along?

    July 11, 2012

  • Molly

    Hello- I can only go if I find someone with a park pass to car pool from Boulder with. Secondly, I need to know that we will back in Boulder five? I need the answers to these ?'s so I can rsvp in a timely fashion per Scott's email. Thank you.

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Claudia and I have a RMNP Pass and room for 1 more in our car if anyone would like to ride with us.

    July 9, 2012

  • Molly

    Dahlia-I am pretty sure I can make this hike. If so I would car pool from you. I need to know from Brent the estimated time of the hike, what time would we get back to Boulder.I have a Sun eve committment. Thanks!

    July 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Louisville - anyone want to carpool?

    July 8, 2012

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