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Date Sunday  9/15/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Fall Colors Hike in RMNP Wind River & Glacier Creek Trails
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Sanders
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1,100
Driving Distance 100

Location

7:00 AM - Particpants from the Denver area can meet at the Highway 36 and Sheridan Park-n-Ride and carpool up to Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, CO) together.

8:15 AM - Participants from other areas can meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center (NOT THE RMNP Beaver Meadows Visitor Center).  Directions to the Estes Park Visitor Center will be provided to all participants.

 

 



For more info Contact

David Sanders

d.david.sanders15@gmail.com

720-227-3688



Details

The aspen leaves are changing color and the bull elk are starting to gather their harems so what better time for a fall color hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.  This is a loop hike following both the Wind River and the Glacier Creek trails in RMNP.  From the seldom used East Portal Trailhead in Estes Park, CO we will follow the Wind River trail into Rocky Mountain National Park and intersect with the Storm Pass trail.  We will then hike over to Sprague Lake before connecting with the Glacier Creek trail which we will take back to the East Portal Trailhead where the hike started. 



The total distance will be approximately 7 miles with an elevation gain of 1,100 feet.  This should be a great fall hike on seldom used trails and would be a great hike for any newer CMC member or more experienced CMC member looking for an easy hike while looking at the fall colors and listening for elk.  We might even be able to spot a moose or two as two are often seen in the Sprague Lake area.



Feel free to contact the trip leader with any questions or to get more information on the route.



Refreshment stop in Estes Park after the hike.




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