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Circle of Lakes Hike

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Group: Denver Trail Heads

When: Sunday, September 17, 5:45 am to 7 pm

Where: Rocky Mountain National Park

Cost: $20 for one-day RMNP pass

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Let's escape the heat of the city, and challenge ourselves with a longer hike in RMNP. We will most likely have to park at the in RMNP, so there are options for catching a shuttle bus back to our vehicles.

THE PLAN: From the Bear Lake Trailhead, hike to the first three lakes—Nymph, Dream, and Emerald. Backtrack to Dream Lake, then hike to Lake Haiyaha. From Lake Haiyaha, take the trail to Glacier Gorge, where we will hike up to The Loch, then backtrack to the trail junction to hike up to Mills Lake, then descend via Glacier Gorge trail. Depending on how we feel, we can either catch the shuttle bus back to our vehicles at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, or hike up to the Bear Lake Trailhead, closing the loop.

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