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Date Saturday  6/14/2014
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Fern Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
Start Time 6:20 AM
Status Complete
Leader Tim Gattone
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Fast
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1600
Driving Distance


Meet at Coors Tech parking lot across from the CMC.  Leaving at 6:30 sharp so please arrive in time for car pooling.

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This marshy hike to Fern Lake leads you past the famous Arch Rock formations, The Pool, and the cascading water of Fern Falls.  The lake takes its name from the Pteridium fern that grows along the trail.  To the southwest of Fern Lake are views of Little Matterhorn and Notchtop Mountain.

Share park entry fee.  Post hike refreshment stop at Mary Lakes Lodge patio.

Note that this hike will have a moderately fast pace so it is being rated a Moderate B instead of the usual Easy B.  

Also, according to the RMNP Ranger Station, this trail avoided damage from the Sept 2013 floods but we may still see signs of flood damage.

Latest Trail Conditions:

Trail: Fern Lake
Date: 6/5/14
By: Visitor
No snow until half way between Fern Falls and Fern Lake. Deep drifts near the lake. 5 downed trees across the trail after Fern Falls but hikers can get around them.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.