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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  • 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 »
  • We knew this was a remote dirt road, but we were shocked at how poorly maintained the road is leading back to the Wild Basin trailhead. No effort is being made on upkeep for this road. We're used...  more »
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  • Great hike and beautiful views.

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