Rocky Mountain National Park Sights

Wild Basin Area

  • Off Rte. 7 Map It
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This section in the southeast region of the park consists of lovely expanses of subalpine forest punctuated by streams and lakes. The area's high peaks, along the Continental Divide, are not as easily accessible as those in the vicinity of Bear Lake; hiking to the base of the divide and back makes for a long day. Nonetheless, a visit here is worth the drive south from Estes Park, and because the Wild Basin trailhead is set apart from the park hub, crowding isn't a problem.

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Off Rte. 7, 13 miles south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 80517, USA

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Published 11/18/2015


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