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Sky Pond

Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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The most beautiful lake

Sky Pond is 4.9 mi/7.9 km from the Glacier Gorge trailhead with an elevation gain of 1650 ft/503 m... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
Love this place

This is a great hike. Lots of people mistake lake of glass for sky pond. You need to go up the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Scissorkickers
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Located at the bottom of Colorado's Petit Grepon.
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Sky Pond is 4.9 mi/7.9 km from the Glacier Gorge trailhead with an elevation gain of 1650 ft/503 m. The trail passes by Alberta Falls and the Loch before climbing up Timberline Line to reach the Lake of Glass and Sky Pond. The hike can...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike. Lots of people mistake lake of glass for sky pond. You need to go up the Falls and hike past lake of glass to get to sky pond. It’s incredible!

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Hiking here is about 9-10 miles round trip. It is not for the faint of heart. The hike starts getting really tough just before Timberline Falls and getting to Sky Pond requires scaling the steep side of that waterfall. I would suggest going in summer...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

One of my top five hikes. And we hike a lot! I see some folks saying this is an 8-mile hike. My trail info said 9.0 miles and my GPS confirmed that. The hike begins at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead on Bear Lake Road. Consider...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Since seeing Sky Pond requires an 8-mile round-trip hike, it's more about the journey than the destination. And the journey was fantastic! It starts off with the impressive Alberta Falls, peaceful forest, and tons of great valley vistas. Then the crowds thin out and the...More

1  Thank Lisa T
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a long (almost 10 mile RT), beautiful and at times technical hike. Wear pants (because knees may come in contact with rocks), proper footwear, and layers on top (because you'll get hot, cold and very likely rained upon). Bring a picnic lunch, a...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I did this 8-mile hike with my sisters last September. The small lot at the trailhead was full at 8:30 in the morning, so we parked at the shuttle station. The park ranger said we could hike from the station and pick up the sky...More

Thank dmaeroqueen
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Beautiful all the way around. Challenging hike but worth every step up the mountain. Saw just about all the terrain possible in RMNP. Beautiful rivers, mountain views, elk, badger, incredible lakes, challenging climbs, snow patches, waterfalls. Amazing! 10 mi well worth it.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic hike with several great sites to see along the way. Mostly steady elevation climb. We did this hike in early July where snow cover was still there for certain parts of the trail. Being mindful of this, as well as varying levels of...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable hike with amazing views. We got to glacier gorge trailhead at 6:15 and it was already full. Parked at bear lake and took the short trail that connects with the other one. Hike was mainly uphill; however it levels off at certain points for...More

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Emily B
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Response from Angelica B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If you are not an avid hiker and not acclimated to altitude it will take you about 2-4 hours to get to Sky pond, depending on how much you stop (to photograph, eat, drink, etc.) and you'll need about half that time to... More
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