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Address: Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Description: Located at the bottom of Colorado's Petit Grepon.

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Sky Pond...my favorite new hike....

My wife and I hiked to Sky Pond for the first time this mid-June. We had micro spikes and trekking poles for the hike knowing there was snow on the ground from the Loch on. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
AlexanderDelarge
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I hiked to Sky Pond for the first time this mid-June. We had micro spikes and trekking poles for the hike knowing there was snow on the ground from the Loch on. There will be snow on the Sky Pond trail until mid-July this year say the park rangers due to the amount of snow that fell... More 

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Milan, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We started at 8:30am. The first lake was Loch and wow was it beautiful. From there we hiked on about 8-10ft of snow in our hiking shoes. We sunk a few times, got our feet soaked but contiued on. We hiked straight up the mountain in snow pretty much crawling up....I was kind of scared but we already went so... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beautiful alpine lake that remains uncrowded due to the distance from the trailhead. Decent hiking shoes should be worn for sure footing when passing up through Timberline falls. Try to budget time for this and Andrews Glacier past the Loch.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Words do not do justice to this gorgeous area which can be accessed at most any time of the year ~ with a lot of luck, we chose a day to hike to Sky Pond ~ an absolutely perfect day ~ carried snowshoes but did not need them ~ the icefall was frozen over which made access to Lake of... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've hiked my share of the 350 miles of trail in RMNP. This is my absolute favorite hike in the park. This year I took some out of town guests with me and they said this was the favorite hike they ever did anywhere in the world. This hike departs from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. This parking lot fills up... More 

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Huntington, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The hike to Sky Pond is fairly strenuous but very doable 95% of the way. It gets very steep at the very end for a rock scramble and if you're from out of town, it's pretty exhausting due to the elevation. Be very careful on the final scramble up once you see the sign that says Sky Pond (which is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

So we hike alot of shorter trails with our son 6yo and this one did us all in. It was an 8 mile roundtrip hike to the top. It was indeed awesome though we thought it reminded us of hiking they do in the lord of the rings movies. Very excellent photography along the hike. The lakes you see along... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a great hike to a wonderful lake. The hike is listed as strenous, but the hiks is actually quite easy - some parts are asphalt paved!!! But the catch is that you have to climb up the wet rock at a waterfall. The rocks are slippery and you must be in shape to be able to pull yourself... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I live in northern colorado and have done most of the hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and the hike to sky pond is my favorite! You will pass multiple waterfalls, multiple alpine lakes along the way, and enjoy Listening to a roaring stream almost all of the way up. The hike is challenging but not too much elevation gain.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I have hiked all over the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Montana, and this is, hands down, the most beautiful place I've ever been. The destination is sweetened by the challenge of getting there; namely the climb up Timberline Falls. 3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS 1. Take the shuttle or get there EARLY. I got there at 6am on a Saturday morning... More 

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Address: Address: Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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