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Address: Off Rte. 7, 12.7 mi south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: +1 361-993-5309
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Scenic walking area through lush forest.

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We had a group of 12, with a variety of ages. Very scenic, and very adaptable for a young family using a kid backpack carrier. Lots of trails to choose from,with a variety of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Long Grove, Ia
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Long Grove, Ia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a group of 12, with a variety of ages. Very scenic, and very adaptable for a young family using a kid backpack carrier. Lots of trails to choose from,with a variety of different distances.

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Louisa, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Having gone back and forth to Estes Park all my life, I had no idea the Wild Basin Area existed! We hiked to Copely Falls -- a beautiful place for a picnic and just enjoyed the peacefulness of it.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We tried this area on the advice of our Venture Cycling guide, who suggested it as a reasonably easy hiking area for us flatlanders who are not used to the thin air. We decided to hike to Ouzel Falls and back and the first half of the hike, up to Ouzel, did not disappoint. The trail was well-maintained, was not... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Incredible views, lots of places to park and stop to enjoy the water. Plenty of hiking spots. The roads are a little narrow but we were driving a suburban and did fine. Would definitely recommend taking a few hours to take in the beauty!

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Vienna, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great place for a warm-up hike for sea-level dwellers like ourselves. Beautiful area. Get there early to get a parking spot at the trailhead.

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Thank George K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have hiked the trail to Ouzel Falls, Calypso Cascade a few times and always find it to be interesting along with beauty. A fairly easy trail one will find several points of interest to relax and become aware of ones surroundings. Longs Peak makes a good photo op if you enjoy shots of mountains. At times various wildlife can... More 

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did this hike on our rest day after having done a 5 hour hike the day before. This was the perfect easy hike for that purpose. Rivers along the path throughout the hike was a great way to keep us cool on a hot day too.

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Thank Catherine1128
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you are looking for a great hike check this one out. We went when the weather was questionable (possible rain) but this is most likely one of the better times to go as we had a nice halfway empty hiking trail and it was nice and cool. It is a moderate hike - probably 3 miles (?) up -... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

PLEASE NOTE: If you park at the entrance of the parking area, you'll need to walk about 2 miles to get to the trailhead! (it was packed the day we came and added a LOT of extra walking to our plan, but we enjoyed it). Recommend coming early or after 12pm to try and get closer to the trailhead parking... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I think the signs are indicating distances that are a little short. It's more like 3 miles to Ouzel Falls, not 2.7. The trail is incredibly well maintained, well signed and a really nice three hour round trip

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