Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park

Wild Basin is a scenic trail and the southeastern entrance station of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. 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 to the South Platte River) [Chronic and Williams (2002). Roadside Geology of Colorado: Second Edition; Mountain Press Publishing Company. Page 211.] 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 [Kent and Donna Dannen (2002). Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness: Ninth Edition. The Globe Pequot Press. Pages 125-132.] . Other trails lead to Thunder Lake, Finch Lake, and Pear Lake.

ee also

*Alpine Visitor Center

Notes

References

* Chronic, Halka and Williams, Felicie; "Roadside Geology of Colorado": Second Edition; Copyright 2002 by Halka Chronic and Felicie Williams; Mountain Press Publishing Company; ISBN 0-87842-447-4
* Dannen, Kent and Donna; "Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness": Ninth Edition; The Globe Pequot Press; Copyright 1978, 80 82 83, 85, 89, 94, 2002 by The Globe Pequot Press; ISBN 0-7627-2245-2

External links

* [http://www.nps.gov/romo/visit/weather/scenicdrives.html Scenic drives in Rocky Mountain National Park]


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