Backpack to Lion and Snowbank Lakes

Backpack to Lion and Snowbank Lakes

Rate this Adventure Wild Basin Trailhead

Distance

5.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

2859 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer

Type

Out-and-Back

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Sidney Bush

Forest
Lake
Scenic

This overnight backpacking trip has excellent views of all Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer! Great mountain views, wildflower fields and chilling alpine lakes! Hit the trails early on the second day to see the beautiful sunset glow bouncing off of the Rockies.

Starting at the Wild Basin trailhead, hike to Siskin campground. This takes 3.2 miles of rocky, semi-steep trail (permit required). Set up camp at Siskin campground for the night.

Wake up early for the sunrise hike to Lion Lakes and Snowbank Lake (~15 miles roundtrip). The hike to upper lakes is more strenuous and consists of an off-trail scramble up larger boulders.

Wild Basin Trailhead coordinates: N40 12.469 W105 33.993

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

5.4 Miles

Elevation Gain

2859 Feet

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Summer

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Sidney Bush

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