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Date Thursday  8/1/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title ISO-HooperLake & Keener Lake ISO Event
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader David Thomas
Member Price Free
Available Participants 15
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1570
Driving Distance 60

Location

This is an ISO hike.  Meet at the KOA campgrounds to car pool to the trailhead



For more info Contact

David Thomas (H)720-922-3039 (C) 720-988-3015 dthomas068@gmail.com



Details

This Flat Tops Wilderness hike will suround you with wild flowers.  The different terrain and two pristine lakes are three more reasons why this area is so popular.



From the parking area at the end of Road 900, start walking on the trail to the south-southeast and quickly go left on the Derby Trail, which crosses the dam above Stillwater Reservoir, before passing a trail registar and plunging into the forest.  The good trail passes a few ponds en route to a scenic open ridge at 11,160.  Then decend almost a mile through meadows to Hooper Lake off the trail on the right.  The trail continues another 350 yds to a fork.  Hike to the right (south) and reach Keener Lake in .4 miles from Hooper Lake. An impressive waterfall decends from the flat top into the lake.



Lunch at the lake and return on the same route.




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