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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 southeast quadrant of the park is pretty and wild. If you want to drive or hike away from the crowds passing through Estes's park go south on route 7 to paradise. There are trailheads for any sty...  more »
  • We visited this on our recent trip to RMNP. The wild basin trailhead is located 20-25 minute drive from estes park via Hwy 7. It is a little bit away from rest of RMNP trails and easy to be skipped on...  more »
  • We had a group of 12, with a variety of ages. Very scenic, and very adaptable for a young family using a kid backpack carrier. Lots of trails to choose from,with a variety of different distances.  more »