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Date Thursday  7/1/2021
End Date Saturday  7/3/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Fishhook Lake, Routt NF, 3-day Out and Back, Doggie Trip
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Steve Wolf
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 9.8
Elevation Gain 1300
Driving Distance 260


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Description: Enjoy the wildflowers and moose on this easy hike to Fishhook Lake (or slightly farther Lost Lake) starting from scenic Rabbit Ears Pass/Dumont Lake area with the option to climb Rabbit Ears Peak.

Friendly and fit backpacking dogs are welcome but not required.  Dogs must be leashed at all times and owners are required to pack out or burry waste. Please indicate if you plan to bring your dog when you register for the trip. 


We will have the option arrive a day early (6/30) and camp at the campground near the trailhead. One site has been reserved and can be shared. With the posibility of a day hike to Rabbit Ears Peak along FS 4WD road 291 (5.4 miles RT and 1,000 feet elevation gain). 

Backpacking portion of trip will begin (10:00am at the trailhead) the morning of July 1st.

Day 1 (7/1) – Park near Wyoming TH and take the Wyoming trail 1101northwest past Dumont Lake. Lots of wildflowers and moose through this area. Continue on1101 past the Basecamp TH (requires 4WD or at least high clearance vehicle to access) and then another 2 miles to Fishhook Lake. Lost Lake is just another ½ miles with a well-marked turn-off from 1101. Remember Moose are Colorado’s deadliest animals – keep your distance. (4.9 miles, 800 feet up and 400 down).

Day 2 (7/2)– Explore this beautiful area. Fish, hike, relax

Day 3 (7/3)- Return on the same path back to cars. 

General Requirements: Hiking conditions are best from mid-June through October. July can be buggy, but the flowers are best then.

Maps: National Geographic 117 Clark, Buffalo Pass and 118 Steamboat Springs, Rabbits Ears Pass.


BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.



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