Wild Basin Area, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Wild Basin is a scenic trail and the southeastern entrance station of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, United States. It is located north of Allenspark off State Highway 7.A dirt road leads to a ranger station, parking and horseback or hiking trails. The trail to Bluebird Lake and Ouzel Lake follows the North St. Vrain Creek (which is a tributary of the South Platte River) passing Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls along the way, leading to Ouzel Lake and Bluebird Lake. Both Ouzel Falls and Ouzel Lake are named after a North American species of bird, Cinclus mexicanus, also known as a dipper. Other trails lead to Thunder Lake, Finch Lake, and Pear Lake.
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  • Gorgeous area of the park and I wish we had spent more time here. We drove part of Peak to Peak on our day out and drove through this area, Lily Lake, and the chapel on the rock. If I had known how...  more »
  • This area of the park has a narrow, unpaved road. It is not as crowded as the main part of the park. It is beautiful with a river the road follows. You feel very close to nature here.  more »
  • Great hike and beautiful views.

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