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Date Wednesday  3/5/2014
End Date Wednesday  3/5/2014
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Abyss Lake TR Snowshoe
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Susan Henley
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance


Carpool from: Conifer Staples Parking Lot
Snowshoeing from: Guanella Pass Road off Hwy 285 north of Grant.

For more info Contact

Sue Henley 303-570-0129 c

Marc Hasfjord 720-300-7525 c


We will snowshoe east off Guanella Pass Road on the Abyss Trail for 5-6 miles. It does not have many views but still is a pretty trail through the trees and possibly we will see a couple moose and/or their tracks. Lunch may be 2.35 or 3 miles in (bring a sit pad for comfort at lunch). Elevation gain is only about 800-865 feet. There will be at least 2 ice/water areas (bring those extra socks just in case). Refer to National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map # 104.

We will meet at the Conifer’s Staples parking lot at 8:30am. Carpooling (suggest that 4- wheel drivers volunteer) from there at 8:45 am about 15 miles, turning at Grant, north on the dirt Guanella Pass Road (CR 62). We will stop for optional refreshments afterwards in Pine Junction at the biker bar “Crossroads”. Please note we have 1 very cold, overused outdoor toilet near the trailhead.