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Wild Basin Area, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • 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 »
  • Having gone back and forth to Estes Park all my life, I had no idea the Wild Basin Area existed! We hiked to Copely Falls -- a beautiful place for a picnic and just enjoyed the peacefulness of it.  more »
  • We tried this area on the advice of our Venture Cycling guide, who suggested it as a reasonably easy hiking area for us flatlanders who are not used to the thin air. We decided to hike to Ouzel Falls ...  more »