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Date Sunday  10/6/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Wind River & Glacier Creek Hike
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Anita Wright
Co-Leader Caroline Schmiedt
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 1100
Driving Distance 70

Location

Meet at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. (west end of lot). We will drive to the East Portal trailhead of Rocky Mountain National Park (end of Highway 66, past the YMCA).

For more info Contact

Leaders: Anita Wright, adwright2001@yahoo.com, 970-222-5920 (cell) and Caroline Schmiedt , Caroline@frii.com


Details

The aspen leaves are changing color and the bull elk are starting to gather their harems so what better time for a fall 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 5.5 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 they 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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