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Hiking: Ouzel Falls at Wild Basin (RMNP)

Wild Basin to Ouzel Falls
The hike to Ouzel Falls begins from the fairly remote Wild Basin Trailhead in the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, located near the small communities of Meeker Park and Allenspark. To reach the trailhead from Estes Park, drive 12.6 miles south on Colorado Highway 7 to the Wild Basin Road junction and turn right. After driving 0.4 miles make another right turn into the park. The Wild Basin Trailhead is located roughly 2.2 miles from the park turn-off on a narrow, two-wheel drive gravel road.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This is a moderate to fast-paced hike.  Please be sure that it is a good match for your physical ability and expectation.  We will want to stay together vs break up into a fast and slow group.  There will be a stop at Ouzel Falls for snack/lunch.

You will need a National Park Pass (it's RMNP) or pay as you go.

Parking is extremely limited so carpooling is recommended.  You can view the list of attendees and make arrangements. 


Come prepared with appropriate hiking clothes, boots/shoes, hiking poles, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, sandwiches and PLENTY OF WATER. Remember that hydration is very important at higher altitudes. Make it the best experience possible by being prepared!

It is a requirement that if you have to turn back that you must have a buddy to accompany you, and you must tell the coordinator (never just leave the group).

Your Hiking Coordinators: Trish Giassa & Jason Kay or day of text 201-960-2090

YOUR RSVP AND ATTENDANCE RELEASES ANY LIABILITY WITH THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS GROUP. This is a voluntary group, and as such, coordinators are not professional guides. When you participate in an event, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for your own personal safety. Please try to use common sense and know your physical limits. We want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable time.

Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:30 AM until 11:30 AM
Wild Basin Trail to Ouzel Falls
See description for deirections link
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Registration is required
Please sign-up only if you plan to attend. If your plans change then please cancel at least 1 day in advance. Prospective members are allowed to attend this event.

Please make your own car pool arrangements from the list of registrants. Make sure to dress accordingly, use sunscreen, and bring plenty of water and a snack.

If you need to CANCEL your registration: click the "arrow" next to your Member Login-Name (upper right corner of screen), select PROFILE, select EVENT HISTORY and click the TRASH CAN ICON next to the registration you need to cancel.
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