Wild Basin Area, Rocky Mountain National Park

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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. Plan your Wild Basin Area visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rocky Mountain National Park using our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planning app.
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  • This area of RMNP is not the most popular and well known of all the hiking spots. However, it is very nice and most of all, not overly crowded when compared to the Bear Lake area. It is about 16... 
    This area of RMNP is not the most popular and well known of all the hiking spots. However, it is very nice and most of all, not overly crowded when compared to the Bear Lake area. It is about 16...  more »
  • This was my third day in Estes Park and wanted a trail not so busy as around Bear Lake. Most of the reviews that I read were fairly accurate. The road was un paved but fine. Parking was tight but we.....  more
    This was my third day in Estes Park and wanted a trail not so busy as around Bear Lake. Most of the reviews that I read were fairly accurate. The road was un paved but fine. Parking was tight but we.....  more »

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