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Date Sunday  8/18/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Thunder Lake (RMNP Wild Basin TH)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 13
Elevation Gain 2400
Driving Distance 110


Meet at RTD Park-N-Ride 88th Ave and Sheridan Blvd in Westminster.   This Park-N-Ride extends on both sides of the Boulder Turnpike - we meet on the west side (Denver inbound).  Google sends you to the parking garage which is the east and wrong side.  If you find yourself there the easiest way to get to the other side is to get your gear and cross over to the west side via the pedestrian bridge.

If coming from Boulder/Longmont or Ft Collins we can figure out a meeting place or meet you at the TH.  Let me know your situation.

Driver reimbursement is $8 per passenger paid to driver.

Watch for hike "intro" E-mail message 2 days before trip.

For more info Contact


home ph: 303-650-6528  (call anytime)

cell ph: available when you sign up but active only on trip day


From the Wild Basin TH in RMNP we follow a trail with gentle grades all the way to Thunder Lake.  The far end of this trip is exploratory to the leader but past CMC trip reports mention nothing extraordinary along the way although references to the lake as beautiful.  Trip stats includes a somewhat longer hike than necessary on the return to include Clypso and Oozel Falls but if we are running late we may skip and stay on the shorter outbound route.  Past trips report milage ranges from 11-14  which is strange.  Trails Illustrated map distances and CalTopo show about 12 miles.  But all past trips report about 8 hours so it is a long day which is most relevant.


Leader has a park pass on his vehicle and will drive.  Hopefully another driver will have one otherwise it adds $5 to the driver payment fee.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.