MacGregor Falls Hike

  • June 23, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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Hike to MacGregor Falls from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Nice views of Long's Peak, Twin Sisters, Hallett's Peak, Flattop Mtn, etc. to the south on the trail to the falls. Lumpy Ridge rock formations are to the north. Deer and elk, spring flowers, and budding aspen trees may be seen in the meadows below the falls.

Bring at least one liter of water, snacks  to enjoy at the falls, and appropriate clothing for the predicted weather conditions.  Current forecast is for sunny skies, light winds, and temps in the in the high 70's. Here's a link to the predicted weather.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.41030470272034&lon=-105.55347061017528&site=bou&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

Total Hike distance: ~ 6.5 miles.

Trailhead Elevation: ~7850 ft.

Max elevation:  ~8400 ft.

Total climb: ~800 ft.

An easy to moderate green level hike at a relaxed pace (1.5-2 mph) with stops for pictures, all on trail.  Hike should take about 3-4 hours plus one hour drive each way to the trailhead.  Plan to stop at the Colorado Cherry Co. in Pinewood Spring for a well earned a well earned dessert afterwards.

This hike should be fine for those who don't do more strenuous hikes but who do walks around McIntosh Lake, Pella Crossings, or hikes at Rabbit Mt.  There are no really steep sections and the trail is in good shape.  Expect some nice spring flower displays along the trail.

Here's a link to last year's hike posting: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-381/events/67226872/

Notes:
No dogs allowed on RMNP trails.

We do regrouping stops at all trail intersections.

Please be prompt so others are not kept waiting.  Five minute wait for no-shows.

Please, don't show up for a hike unless your YES RSVP has been accepted for you and any guest(s) that you intend to bring with you.

Please cancel if you decide not to attend so spaces will be available for others.

Disclaimer:
Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I normally lead hikes that I've done before. I don't do technical climbs but some of my hikes have strenuous climbs that may require using some handholds and require good physical strength and agility. I am not a professional guide. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning you require.
And lastly, anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal medical insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card in case of an emergency.

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  • Gabby H.

    Quite an enjoyable hike. Thanks Perry, and to all who made it a good day.

    June 24, 2013

  • Lisa J.

    Very nice hike with a great group of people!

    June 23, 2013

  • Linda F.

    wonderful easy hike

    June 23, 2013

  • Sandy G.

    Too much going on here tomorrow. I will have to venture out another day to see this falls.

    June 22, 2013

  • Perry

    Joe will be meeting up with the group at the Lyons PnR. If anyone else plans to meet us there, let me know.

    June 22, 2013

  • Perry

    If anyone wants to meet the group at the Lyons PnR, so comment. Be at the Lyons PnR at 9 am.

    June 21, 2013

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