RMNP - Bear Lake TH


BPX Trip – RMNP - Bear Lake TH - Odessa Lake

Prior to the trip, due to snow conditions along the trail, the Park gave us permission to change to Spruce Lake. We also reduced the length of the trip to one night as opposed to the original two nights that we were scheduled for. The distance and elevation gain for this trip has been adjusted accordingly.

  • Wed, Jun 19, 2024 — Thu, Jun 20, 2024
  • Backpacking Section
  • Backpacking
  • Adults
  • Moderate Backpack
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,660 ft
  • Pace: 1.3

We will discuss carpooling, who is driving, once the group has formed and we identify where people are coming from. We will plan on departing from Denver around 6:30 AM June 19.

The trip is geared towards adults 25 years or older. Mercedes the coleader and I have led many trips into the park. We can only have seven people at this campsite so no families please, not enough spaces. This trip is open to people that have backpacked a similar distance in the last two years. If you have not been on one of my trips in the past please reach out to me before signing up so we can confirm it is a good match for you. Cell, 303-912-8000.


RMNP - Bear Lake TH

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

10 essentials. All backpacking equipment you will need to be self-sufficient and safe on this trip. There may be some snowy spots on the trail, I would recommend bringing Micro spikes. You could leave them in the car if the trail is clear of snow, Rangers in the park should be able to confirm this before the hike.

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