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Date Saturday  1/4/2020
End Date
Group State CMC
Event Title TRAILBLAZERS: Ouzel Falls Snowshoe
Section Trailblazers
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Jeff Golden
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 7.4
Elevation Gain 1,130
Driving Distance 120

Location

Ouzel Falls
Rocky Mountain National Park
Wild Basin Trailhead
Allenspark, CO



For more info Contact

Jeff Golden

gjgolden08@gmail.com



Details

***This is a Trailblazers hike for CMC members ages 21-39. New members welcome!***



The route to Ouzel Falls passes three distinct waterfalls and offers views of Copeland Mountain, Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker, among others. Tucked away in a remote corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, this gradual hike avoids the madness of RMNP's more crowded trailheads. We'll cover the 7.5 miles and 1,100 feet at a moderate pace suitable for conversations and questions, with lots of breaks.



We will start from the trailhead at 8 a.m. (carpool meeting in Golden at 6:15 a.m.). I anticipate being back to the vehicles by 3 p.m.



The entire day will be spent well below treeline (the highpoint, Ouzel Falls, is at 9,450 feet), but please come prepared with winter hiking gear including warm/waterproof winter boots, snowshoes, ski gloves/mittens, face coverage, sunglasses/goggles, and plenty of extra layers. Have questions on what to bring? Just email me at gjgolden08@gmail.com.



In case of bad weather, our backup hike is Mt. Galbraith outside of Golden (dog friendly).




Notes

Most of my hikes are dog-friendly, but as this one is in Rocky Mountain National Park, please leave the adventure pups at home.




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