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Date Friday  7/16/2021
End Date Friday  7/16/2021
Group Denver
Event Title Lion Lakes 1,2, Snowbank RMNP*
Start Time 4:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Sue Ahlberg
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 110


Denver area members will meet in the Coors Tek Lot to the East of the CMC building in Golden for a 4:00 am departure.  I will need a Denver area member to coordinate.

Other members meet at Lyons Park N Ride at 5:00 am   Park on Railroad Ave.  Leader will meet the group in Lyons.

Please let the leader know where you will be meeting us when you fill out the registration.  Please email the leader for a time if meeting directly at the Wild Basin Ranger Station Trailhead  

There are restrooms at Lyons P&R and at the Wild Basin Ranger Station Trailhead

For more info Contact

Sue Ahlberg


Certainly one of the most beautiful hikes in RMNP.  Lion Lake #1, Lion Lake #2, and Snowbank Lake are located in the northwest corner of the Wild Basin Area in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lakes occupy an idyllic alpine basin framed by Pilot Mountain (12,222’), Mount Alice (13,310’), and the north ridge of Mt Orton (11,724’). A maintained trail leads 6.8 miles to Lion Lake #1, beyond which a well-established and intuitively followed cross-country route continues up Trio Falls to Lion Lake #2 and Snowbank Lake.

Must have ALL 10 essentials.

Consider bringing trekking poles as we will most likely be walking in some snow in the lakes area and jumping streams.


All participants sign up with the knowledge that their contact information will be shared with the other hike participants to facilitate meeting at different carpool locations.

*This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.