Announcing a new Meetup for Weekend Hikers...Plus!
What: Backpack into Chicago Lakes.
When: Sunday, August 1,[masked]:00 AM
Idaho Springs Reservoir
1200 Main St
Idaho Springs , CO 80452
Directions to the trailhead: From Idaho Springs on I 70 at exit 240, take...
Chicago Creek Rd. (Rt 103) south about 12.4 driving miles to...
Rt 5, just past Echo Lake, turn south and go about 150 ft. to a free parking area just outside the Echo Lake campground.
The hike: This is a four mile hike up into Chicago Basin, a scenic, rock-walled valley reminiscent of Yosemite Nat. Park. Two alpine lakes sit at the base of the walls. It's a gradual climb of 1300 feet.
This is an overnight backpacking trip. We will walk back out on Sunday.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/hiking-351/calendar/14022375/