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Wild Basin Area

Off Rte. 7, 12.7 mi south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 361-993-5309
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My favorite hike with amazing waterfalls

We hiked up to From the Wild Basin trailhead to Ouzel Falls. We saw Copeland Falls, Calypso Falls... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NancyGail
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Beautiful hike along different falls

Copeland falls, calypso cascades, and Ouzel falls were amazing and breath-taking. The hike is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dawn M
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Scenic walking area through lush forest.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Off Rte. 7, 12.7 mi south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hiked up to From the Wild Basin trailhead to Ouzel Falls. We saw Copeland Falls, Calypso Falls and continued on to Ouzel Falls. Loved every breathtaking minute. The pathways were stunning and the scenery perfect. Hike is a slow upgrade the entire way, and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Copeland falls, calypso cascades, and Ouzel falls were amazing and breath-taking. The hike is about 2.7 miles and you reach the first fall in about .5 miles! A fun hike with twists and turns, ups and down with various path terrains...steps, rocks, uneven turf. Lots...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved hiking from the Wild Basin Area. It is a less visited part of the park so there are less people on the trails. There are quite a few choices from here. There is no park and ride so get there early in order...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to Calypso cascade but not all the way to Ouzel falls due to lack of time on that day .Loved what I saw

1  Thank vickicork
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the Wild Basin area this May and what an amazing adventure it was! From wild flowers to waterfalls, the views were truly breathtaking. The hike is pretty easy. The youngest child we had with us was 6 and she was a trooper. We...More

1  Thank Emma2678
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Wild Basin offers a ton of hiking options varying in length and difficulty. Streams follow most routes and there are waterfalls without the first few miles on some as well. Going a bit further (and higher) offers multiple alpine lake destinations. For experienced hikers and...More

1  Thank Chris B
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

The day we went it had snowed. The road in according to the ranger is intentionally unimproved...which means unplowed. There were 4-5 inches of snow on the road and a couple cars with 4wd had gone through ahead of us. The ranger told us it...More

3  Thank bzymom22
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

This is an easy hike for miles with great destinations. You can continue on to many places and make it longer or more strenuous if you like. It's worth going and probably best in early summer with snow melt making the creek higher.

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

We first visited Wild Basin 25 years ago on our Honeymoon and had the trails almost to ourselves. For better or worse, the world now knows about this beautiful area. We recently hiked with 3 grandkids who loved it as much a we did. Despite...More

1  Thank Lexie914
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Wild Basin is part of Rocky Mountain National Park. To access it, you go down Highway 7. It is north of Allenspark, Colorado. You will go through a Ranger's Station to get to this part of the park. What I love about the Trail in...More

3  Thank Jenbrandi
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I don’t know what their tobacco policy is. Sorry. Perhaps call and inquire if smoking is allowed.
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