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Ouzel Falls at Rocky Mountain National Park

September 28, 2015

What a nice day to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Ann and I took the 1.5 hour drive to the Wild Basin Entrance on the southeast corner of the park. After following the one lane dirt road to the parking lot equipped with vault toilets, we arrived at the Wild Basin Trailhead.

The trail follows the creek with a variety of waterfalls. Copeland Falls was the first feature, not far into the trail. We continued our ascent, enjoyed a few turning aspen, and soon reached Calypso Cascades. We thought this tall cascading waterfall was simply lovely.

The path led us through pine forest and along new and improved trail since the 100 year flood a few years ago. At Ouzel Falls a new bridge was under construction and the trail was closed. Here was sat down for a snack before we returned to the car beneath sunny skies. We beat the rain! ETB

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