Chasm Lake (RMNP)
Chasm Lake fills a deep cirque basin enclosed by the steep flanks of Mt Meeker (13,911’), Longs Peak (14,259’) and Mount Lady Washington (13,281’). Longs Peak’s iconic, northeast-facing ‘Diamond’ rises dramatically some 2,456' above this stunning alpine lake. With more than half the trail running above treeline, visitors will enjoy miles of open tundra and sensational views throughout.
Since this is the same trailhead as Longs Peak we can expect the parking lot to be full and that we will have to park on the road leading to the park. Expect to have to walk half a mile to get to the trailhead.
This is for experienced hikers only.
Weather is unpredictable at these elevations, be prepared for anything.
Distance: 8.4 Mile round trip
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous
Elevation at trailhead: 9,405'
Elevation at highest point: 11,823'
Elevation gain: 2398'
We will meet at the park-n-ride at 88th and Sheridan at 7:00. I will be at the north end of the lot; look for my red SUV. Those up north can meet us at the trailhead. If you intend to meet at the trailhead be sure and let me know.
Trailhead Location Link
I want to be at the trailhead by 8:30AM.
This is a participate at your own risk event