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OVERVIEW

Timber Lake Trail passes through forests and meadows to reach the open area at Timber Lake. Timber Lake is located 4.8 miles from the Timber Creek Trailhead on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It shares a large, level basin with two adjacent ponds beneath Mt Ida. A well-cut trail leads through diverse forests and luxuriant meadows where moose and elk sightings are common. Visitors will enjoy excellent fishing and room to explore this idyllic alpine lake setting. This will continue to Long Meadows trail concluding at the Onahu Creek trailhead.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulty: Easy – Moderate
  • Approximately 11 miles
  • 2,349 feet elevation gain
  • Highest Elevation: 9,843 ft
  • Trail Features: Lake Views, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views
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Location: Rocky Mountain National Park VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Hiking, Overnight & Multiday Adventure Trips

Duration: Overnight Multiday

Difficulty: Level 3

Minimum Age: years old

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide everything you need for your 24 Hours in the Rockies Hiking tour. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons.

MEALS

  • Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes
  • Comfortable hiking socks
  • Synthetic Wicking T-shirt
  • Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
  • Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)
  • Midweight fleece/wool Jacket or Sweater

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sunglasses and Straps
  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Hat or Ball Cap
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gratuity for your guide

OTHER GEAR YOU MAY NEED

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Trekking poles
  • Synthetic liner socks (these can help prevent blisters)
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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Meet at the Grand Lake Outpost at 10:00am
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Load up, and hit the Timber Lake Trail!
  • Set up camp near Timber Lake
  • Free time: hike, fish, read or just relax at the camp
  • Enjoy a lakeside dinner made by your guides
  • Catch some ZZZs in your tent or under the stars

DAY 2

  • Wake up to a delicious breakfast/coffee cooked by your guides
  • Pack up & launch for day 2
  • We’ll hike the Long Meadow Trail into the Onahu Trail
  • Arrive at Onahu Creek. We’ll then have a short drive to our Outpost.
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

10:00 AM Daily

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