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Date Tuesday  1/16/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Lake Helene RMNP* Nordic/AT/tele
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Jeff Damp
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1200
Driving Distance 140


Coors Tex Parking lot, next to (east of) American Alpine Club Building (710 10th St., Golden, CO)

6:00 AM

For more info Contact

Jeff Damp

cell: 720-936-5921


We will start at Bear Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park.  An early start is necessary in order to assure parking at Bear Lake.  Follow Fern Lake Trail to Lake Helene.  First two miles are in woods. Last mile traverses some open meadows where wind and blowing snow are probable. 

nordic touring ski, AT ski, or tele all okay   Bring skins for last two choices. Nordic gear recommended.  

There are excellent views of Notchtop rising above the lake.

Be prepared to share park entrance fee with driver.


*This is a Bobcats trip. The Bobcats' mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents. We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, we don’t have dues or elections, and our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our free mailing list, write Membership Services at or call them at (303) 279-3080.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.