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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


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

For more info Contact

Jeff Golden


***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

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


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


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.