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Date Monday  11/26/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Wind River Loop Snowshoe RMNP*
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sue Ahlberg
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 13
Elevation Gain 2100
Driving Distance 120


Denver area participants will meet at the Coors Tek Lot across from the CMC building in Golden in time for a  6:00 am departure.

Northern area participants may meet in Lyons near the public restroom in Sandstone Park on Railroad Ave. at 6:50 am.

Your trip leader will be meeting you in Lyons.  We will consolidate carpool there as necessary.

     I will need a volunteer to be the carpool leader in Golden.  Participants MUST state where they will be meeting the group in the COMMENTS section when you sign up.

For more info Contact

Sue Ahlberg



We will start at the less visited East Portal Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park near the YMCA camp. 

We will begin on the Wind RIver Trail, connect with the Glacier Creek Trail, looping past Glacier Gorge TH and Bear Lake. We will then continue on to the Bierstadt Lake Trail to Bierstadt Lake and descend back to Sprague Lake and our starting point.   This is a beautiful walk, much of it in the woods,  with outstanding viewpoints along the way perfect for snowshoeing.  

If the snow conditions continue to be as fabulous as they have been in November, we may need to delete a portion of the loop to shorten it to approximately 10 miles.  Much of this hike is at an elevation of  9,000 ft and partially protected from winds.


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
Participants must have microspikes and snowshoes and know how to attach them to their backpack if needed.  Pace will be steady due to the shorter days, expect to be on the trail for up to 8 or 9 hours.
Please have ALL 10 ESSENTIALS and be prepared for weather conditions.  
I will email participants 2 days before the trip with extra information.  If you do not receive an email, you must contact me as I have occasionally had people say they did not receive one.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.