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Date Friday  7/19/2019
End Date Sunday  7/21/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Backpack Trip / Fly Fish - RMNP, Fern Lake
Section Fly Fishing
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Brian Burd
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1380
Driving Distance 230


Meeting time a place to be arranged

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Please email trip leader when you register and include a brief description of your previous backpacking and fly fishing experience.   Please use "CMC Fern Lake Backpack" as subject title.



Backpack trip to Fern Lake (elev. 9530 ft) in RMNP

An low mileage backpack trip with the goal of fly fishing the lakes and streams in the area. 

Day 1: Backpack in about 4 miles, +1300ft and set up camp for 2 nights.

Day 2: Hike, fish and explore the area.

Day 3: Fish until the afternoon then break camp and hike out.


  • Recent backpacking experience is needed.
  • Individual gear and food.
  • Bear canister required.
  • Party size is limited to 8
  • Trip dates may be adjusted depending on weather and group preference.
  • Leader may hold a pre-trip meeting a couple of weeks before the trip for the group.
  • Group members will split the cost for park passes and fees
  • Members who don't fly fish are welcome to join the trip.
  • Wilderness camp site has been reserved.
  • Trip is for CMC memebers 21 Y.O. an older


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.