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Date Monday  2/4/2019
End Date Monday  2/4/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Finch Lake RMNP*
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sue Ahlberg
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 11
Elevation Gain 2100
Driving Distance 120


Beautiful Finch Lake is located in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Link below is a pdf of the trails from the winter trailhead.

We will start from the Wild Basin winter trailhead if the park is open and the shutdown has ended.  If not, we will start at the Allenspark Trailhead to access the lake. Allenspark trailhead has very little parking as the lot is usually not plowed in winter.  We would need all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicles for access and can find some roadside parking usually.  

I have a plan C if neither of these options are available.


For more info Contact

Sue Ahlberg



Denver area participants will meet at Coors Tek Lot across from the CMC building in Golden in time for a  6:30 am departure.  I will need a Denver carpool leader.


Northern area participants may meet in Lyons near the public restroom in Sandstone Park on Railroad Ave. at 7:20 am.  The regular Park n Ride area is under construction so you will need to park on East side of restrooms.

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

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 hours.

Please have ALL 10 ESSENTIALS and be prepared for any 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.