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|Miles Rt||Grade||Elev. Gain||High Point||Terrain||Drive Time|
Enjoy this popular trail past the roaring Alberta Falls to a photogenic lake below Thatchtop Mountain and the craggy Glacier Gorge. While at Mills, enjoy coffee and donuts provided by the hikemaster.
Transportation for this hike will be provided by the YMCA via a YMCA mini bus.
Bring one to two liters water, snacks and lunch, rain gear, extra clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hiking boots. Bring a Rocky Mountain National Park pass or money to contribute to the park entrance fee. Additionally, bring money for gas for the driver.
| A = Most Difficult |
B = Challenging
C = Harder
D = Hard
| E = More Moderate |
F = Moderate
G = Easy
H = Easiest
To meet the prerequisite for A-D hikes, you must have completed without difficulty a YMCA of the Rockies (Hikemaster-lead) hike of no more than two grades lower within two weeks before the hike. This means a C hike is the prerequisite for an A hike; a D hike is a prerequisite for B hike; an E hike is a prerequisite for a C hike, and an F hike meets the requirements for a D hike.
Hikes graded A-D must have three guests, and hikes graded E-H must have two guests to go. This is for safety reasons. Hikes will be canceled if too few guests sign up.
A variety of circumstances may change the schedule of this hike. It is imperative that all hikers check in at the Mountain Center hiking desk (Base Camp) no later than 5 pm the day before the hike. If your hike is scheduled to leave before Mountain Center open hours, please enter through the side door on the north side of the building.
Boone Family Mountain Center