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Date Sunday  1/27/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Lake Helene Snowshoe
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants No tickets left
Waitlist Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 6.5
Elevation Gain 1300
Driving Distance 100


The meeting time and place will be e-mailed to participants a couple days before the trip

For more info Contact

To register contact Scott Farquhar at


Note Bill Trout will co-lead this trip

The group will start at Bear Lake and follow the trail towards Bierstadt, before cutting off towards the Flattop Trail. We will continue past the Flattop Trail and "shoe" beneath the "Banana Bowl" stopping to snap a few photos of Notchtop (it is spectacular on a sunny day). We will then make our way though the woods towards Two Rivers Lake, note often this section is tricky and involves breaking trail through deep snow. We will then walk across Two Rivers and make our way to Lake Helene. After checking out Lake Helene we will go to a rocky viewpoint to take in the views of Notchtop and Joe Mills. After that we will climbing up a bit off trail to an overlook of Odessa Gorge where we will be treated to the grandur of the gorge, Oddessa Lake and the LIttle Matterhorn. 

Note that conditions on the lake can be brutal on a cool windy day so you will need something to cover your face and nose. I also recommend goggles, however, some folks may get by with a set of glasses.  


To register for this trip you must contact the trip leader