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Hike Ouzel Falls Allenspark, CO

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The hike to Ouzel Falls will begin at the Allenspark Trailhead near Allenspark CO. We will enter RMNP on foot. (but won't have to pay an entrance fee).

TRAILHEAD: Take U.S. 36 to Lyons. Turn left on hwy 7. At the Y intersection in Lyons, turn left toward Allens Park. Travel 18.5 miles turn left on Business Route 7/Allens Park. Do not take the first Business Route 7 into Ferncliffe. At 0.1 mile turn right on County Road 90 (just before the post office. Travel 1.5 miles to a fork in the road. Remain on the main road. At 1.5 miles take the right fork. Travel 0.1 miles to the trailhead, on the right. I will email a map to the trailhead to all attendees before the day of the hike.

This hike offers several attractions along the way, including Copeland Falls and Calypso Cascades.

For a detailed description of this trail visit the webite below:

http://www.rockymountainhikingtrails.com/ouzel-falls.htm

Length of HIke: 8.75 miles

Trailhead Elevation: 8500 Feet

Total Elevation Gain: 870 Feet

Highest Elevation: 9370 Feet

Trail Difficulty Rating: 7 - 8: moderate to strenuous based on the length.

Please plan to carpool.

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED THIS HIKE. RMNP RULES. :-(

CARPOOL MEETUP LOCATION : We will meet at the Westminster Park Ride, located at the intersection of US 36 and Sheridan Blvd. We will be on the EAST (right) side of US 36.

We will leave Westminster at 6:00 A.M. and travel to Allenspark.

If you will be meeting us at the trailhead, please send me an email ([masked]). The begin time for the hike is 8 a.m. If everyone is at the trailhead earlier and ready to hike, we will hit the trail.

***By signing up for this hike you agree you are able to hike a moderate trail for almost 9 miles round trip. You are responsible for providing your own hydration, nutrition and essential hiking gear.***

We will plan to have a late lunch and will announce a location before the day of the hike.

I'll see everyone the morning of the hike!

There will be a second carpool location at Lodo's parking lot (on the south west corner of Quebec and C-470) at 5:45am for people coming from the south. Ken and I will help organize carpools at this location.

The address for Lodo's is:

8545 St. Quebec St
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126