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Date Wednesday  9/4/2019
End Date Friday  9/6/2019
Group Denver
Event Title RMNP Backpack
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Karl Ford
Member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 35
Elevation Gain 6000
Driving Distance 200


You will need to meet at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 7:00 am on 9/4 so we can pick up our permit and ride the shuttle to Bear Lake. It will be a full day to hike to Grand Lake. We should reach Estes Park for lunch on the 6th.

Since this is a strenuous hike, register with leader at:






For more info Contact

Karl Ford,



I am planning a the backpack in RMNP during Sept 4-6. I am getting a permit and need 6 folks (for which I know their hiking abilities) for a group campsite. The route is all on trail and would start at Bear Lake then go over Flattop Mtn and the divide and catch the CDT south to Grand Lake where we would spend night 1 in the Shadowcliff hostel or motel. (We will have dinner and breakfast in town; need to make reservations). Next day we would go north on through Big Meadows, camp probably nearTonahutu Meadows and continue on the CDT clockwise back to where we started. Its 2 nights and about 35 miles. We will see moose and elk and maybe more...? Should be fun!


Register with leader: Karl Ford, Send your recent hiking/backpacking experience.