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Lakes and rivers

Postby PaliKona » Sat May 18, 2013 12:17 pm

What are your favorite bodies of water to hike to or along? I don't know about you, but I love to hike in a beautiful valley with a loud turbulent river and also to a gorgeous alpine lake. Also waterfalls! I love Boulder Falls but wish it was a real hike to get there.
My favorite lakes are: Chasm, The Loch, Blue Lake in IPW, Mohawk Lakes, Misouri Lakes and Crater Lakes, both in the Maroon Bells and under Lone Eagle Peak. My favorite river to follow was along the hike in to Lone Eagle Peak. I'd love to hear yours to help me plan some hikes this summer.
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby CO Native » Sat May 18, 2013 1:38 pm

I see you haven't done Kit Carson yet. You're going to love that one.
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby DanR » Sat May 18, 2013 1:39 pm

I've been to many worthy lakes, but these are some particularly excellent front range standouts:

Blue, Green, and Frozen Lakes in upper Glacier Gorge.

The Lion Lakes and Snowbank Lake in Wild Basin.
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby susanjoypaul » Sat May 18, 2013 2:07 pm

The hike up to Navajo Basin has three waterfalls: “West Dolores River Falls,” “Kilpacker Creek Falls” and “Navajo Basin Falls.”

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"Navajo Basin Falls" photo by Susan Joy Paul

Of course, if you visit all three falls, you might as well continue another half-mile up to the lake. I hear they got some pretty peaks up there, too!
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby rlw49 » Sat May 18, 2013 3:04 pm

Thunder Lake-Wild Basin
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby d_baker » Sat May 18, 2013 3:46 pm

San Juans:
Ice Lake Basin region (w/Ice Lake), and Island Lake is beautiful.
Lake Hope by San Miguel Pk is cool too.
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sat May 18, 2013 5:05 pm

North Fork trail in RMNP follows along the river quite a ways, plus a nice string of lakes once you get into the Mummies
Some rise, some fall, some climb to get to terrapin
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Re: Lakes and rivers

Postby HuskyRunner » Sat May 18, 2013 5:37 pm

Wind Rivers, s**t load of lakes and streams.
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