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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. Take a quick side hike to beautiful Granite falls off the trail. From there you will continue to the Tonahutu/North Inlet trailhead as you explore the Big Meadows area as the trail leads you riverside to breathtaking views along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • 19.2 miles from trailhead to trailhead
  • Highest Elevation: 9,843 ft
  • Trail Features: Lake Views, Wild Flowers, Scenic Views, River views, Wildlife
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Location: Rocky Mountain National Park VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Hiking, Overnight & Multiday Adventure Trips

Duration: Overnight Multiday

Difficulty: Level 4

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 3 Day Overnight 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, Dinner
  • Day 3: 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 9:00am
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Load up, and hit the trail!
  • Set up camp near Timber Lake
  • 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
  • Lunch and head to Granite Falls to set up camp for the night
  • Enjoy the afternoon, relax or take in an afternoon “side” hike.
  • Dinner made by your guides

DAY 3

  • Wake up to a delicious breakfast/coffee cooked by your guides
  • Continue through Tonahutu trail through Big Meadows and enjoy some stunning mountain views
  • Return to Outpost in Grand Lake
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

9:00AM Daily

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