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.