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Chasm Lake Trail Snowshoe (RMNP)

Chasm Lake Trail - Rocky Mtn Natl Park

We will not go all the way to Chasm Lake, but will go on the Longs Peak trail as far as the Chasm Lake trail junction and as far down the Chasm Lake trail as possible--probably about 4 miles round trip. There are some incredible views to be seen here. This trip is not recommended for beginners. There is no fee for this part of the park. Weather at these elevations is unpredictable, dress in layers and be prepared for any weather conditions. A large part of the trail is above treeline and exposed to wind. Snowshoes are required. In addition, it is recommended that you bring micro-spikes, poles, gaitors and a camera.

Trail Details

Distance: 4-5 Miles round trip

Difficulty: Difficult, depending on conditions

Elevation at trailhead: 9,405'

Elevation at highest point: 11,823'

Elevation gain: 2398'

Beginners: Not recommended

Dogs: No

Carpool Location

We will meet at the park-n-ride at 88th and Sheridan (link above) and will depart at 9:00 AM sharp. I will be at the north end of the lot. Those participants up north can meet us at the trailhead.

Trailhead Location

trailhead link

I want to leave the trailhead by 10:30 AM. Let me know on your RSVP if you intend to meet here.

This is a participate at your own risk event

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just to be sure I'll be at the right place, we're meeting at the Westminster PNR on the side that does *NOT* have the parking structure, towards the back (away from the entrance)? Thanks.

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Anh, Thanks so much for video--you're so talented. Barbara

      February 11, 2013

    • Anh

      You are very welcome.

      February 11, 2013

  • Caleb H.

    Thank you everyone! What a terrific Saturday afternoon!

    February 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ha Ha. I'm in the movies. Nice video Anh.

      February 11, 2013

    • Anh

      Thanks, lady. I would have recorded more of everybody but my fingers were too cold.

      February 11, 2013

  • gale g.

    It met all my expectations

    February 11, 2013

  • gale g.

    I had a great workout! The wind was brutal but in all it was an amazing experience and I love meeting new people.

    February 11, 2013

  • Sam V.

    Chasm Lake Trail is awesome. Tough hike up but worth the effort.

    February 9, 2013

  • Anh

    It was extreme, and beautiful.

    February 9, 2013

  • James S.

    Hi All, coming off a second cold in a month and I'm choosing to not attend the hike today. Have a great day!

    February 9, 2013

  • Rick S.

    A favorite destination any season. Wish I cold join you.

    February 6, 2013

  • Lynelle

    Bummer - I can't attend.

    February 6, 2013

  • Kerry S.

    Sorry, can't attend.

    February 4, 2013

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