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Great hike!

We really enjoyed Wild Basin! We arrived around 8:30 am (so no problem with parking) and hiked out... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Brighton, Michigan
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Not to be missed !

This is kind of off the beaten path but we were very happy that we took the time to see it. The... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Valrico, Florida
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Off Rte. 7, 12.7 mi south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed Wild Basin! We arrived around 8:30 am (so no problem with parking) and hiked out to the falls. Peaceful and beautiful. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is kind of off the beaten path but we were very happy that we took the time to see it. The falls were very tranquil and the smell of Balsam was awesome !

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Floridians33596
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This area has hikes for all abilities. The short walk to Copeland Falls is not hard at all, and it is not unusual to see little kids dancing along the trail. It gets steeper after that, but Calypso Cascades is worth the 1.8 mile one-way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annjh
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Wild Basin is still an underestimated and not utilized part of RMNP, avoid the crowds and visit this section of the Park!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ckell71121
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This is a busy spot, so get there early (8 am latest on weekends) to find good parking. Large variety of trails for families, backwoods campers, and adventurers. Cascades, waterfalls, and lush forests greet you within first few miles, and then higher elevations get you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We really loved this area for hiking for a couple of reasons. First, it wasn't as crowded as other areas. Second, the scenery was lovely, with creeks, waterfalls, and more along the trail with many good stopping points for a photo opportunity, take a rest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lese W
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Even with a map of the RMNP, we whizzed right by the entrance of the Wild Basin Area. Two miles down the road we asked, turned around and found it. There are 2 miles of bumpy gravel road through the woods to get to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KathernN
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We arrived at around 7:30 and followed the advice of other travel reviewers and kept driving pass the ranger station until the dirt road ends to get to the trail head. Otherwise you will add another mile on to this hike. This seemed like a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Regina S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

After several visits to Rocky Mountain we made our first day of hiking in Wild Basin Area. We arrived at 9:30 on a Monday morning in the summer and the summer trailhead was definitely filling up so I agree with other reviews to arrive early....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 499JohnR
Reviewed July 6, 2018

The Wild Basin Trail is a great out-and-back trail that follows the No. St. Vrain Creek for the lower part of the route. You will see numerous cascades and a few small waterfalls along the way. It is pretty to view and hear. Lower part...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Regina S
June 7, 2018|
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Response from mick1052 |
If you need to acclimate, try level lake hikes on your first day. Bear Lake Loop, Sprague Lake Loop, Lily Lake Loop, etc are all flat, easy-to-do routes that are less than a mile long.
February 8, 2018|
Response from Jenbrandi | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know what their tobacco policy is. Sorry. Perhaps call and inquire if smoking is allowed.