Approximately 13 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain that features Lion Lakes surrounded by Chiefs Head Peak and Mt Alice in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Start Elevation: 8500’
End Elevation: 11400’
Skill Level: Strenuous
Carpool location: Three Margaritas [masked]th St, Boulder), Coordinates: 40°02'09.4"N 105°15'27.3"W
Trailhead location: Wild Basin TH, Coordinates: 40°12'28.4"N 105°33'56.0"W
This hike is for the fit and acclimated.
You will need a RMNP pass to enter the park, or the cost is $25 per car. There are a number of us with passes, but you may be in a car that has to pay the fee, so be prepared and either way, you should offer you driver money for gas as well as something towards the cost of the pass or entrance fee.
No dogs are allowed in this trail.
Meet at 7:00am at Three Margaritas Parking lot to organize carpool. We leave at 7:05am promptly.
If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 8:00am at Wild Basin trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 8am so don't be late.
Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers and microspikes.
Bad weather postpones/cancels.
By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.