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Sky Pond

Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Sky Pond - Plan for a full day!

This is a long (almost 10 mile RT), beautiful and at times technical hike. Wear pants (because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hresq
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Chicago, Illinois
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Nice hike. Scary scramble. Don't bring kids.

I did this 8-mile hike with my sisters last September. The small lot at the trailhead was full at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dmaeroqueen
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Virginia
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Located at the bottom of Colorado's Petit Grepon.
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Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a long (almost 10 mile RT), beautiful and at times technical hike. Wear pants (because knees may come in contact with rocks), proper footwear, and layers on top (because you'll get hot, cold and very likely rained upon). Bring a picnic lunch, a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this 8-mile hike with my sisters last September. The small lot at the trailhead was full at 8:30 in the morning, so we parked at the shuttle station. The park ranger said we could hike from the station and pick up the sky...More

Thank dmaeroqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful all the way around. Challenging hike but worth every step up the mountain. Saw just about all the terrain possible in RMNP. Beautiful rivers, mountain views, elk, badger, incredible lakes, challenging climbs, snow patches, waterfalls. Amazing! 10 mi well worth it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic hike with several great sites to see along the way. Mostly steady elevation climb. We did this hike in early July where snow cover was still there for certain parts of the trail. Being mindful of this, as well as varying levels of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable hike with amazing views. We got to glacier gorge trailhead at 6:15 and it was already full. Parked at bear lake and took the short trail that connects with the other one. Hike was mainly uphill; however it levels off at certain points for...More

Thank Strosclair7
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This hike was fantastic. This is about an 8 mile round trip hike. Moderate till close to the end when you need to climb a waterfall to reach sky Pond. We encountered sun, rain, thunder and hail and tracked through quite a bit of snow....More

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favorite hikes ever. It's not easy but it's completely worth it. You see two waterfalls and three mountain lakes. You have to climb a portion of one of the lakes. We also saw elk and marmots. If you do the...More

Thank travelkat2570
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was our 1st 10 mile hike for this season here! From climbing up the Timberline waterfalls to slipping in the snow on top of the mountain to the breathtaking views of Glacier Gorge, Alberta Falls, The Loch and Lake of Glass we experienced it...More

Thank Upasana A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Hike has it all! I compare it best to Black Lake. I find it best to start early to avoid afternoon storms in the summer. Park at the Glacier Basin lot around 6-7am. You will be near water almost the entire way. You'll check...More

2  Thank Todd G
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Although the lake itself is not as beautiful as Lake of Glass, it is surrounded by dramatic rock spires amid the alpine tundra. Skypond is larger than LoG, but the color is more gray. Across the way to the north (I think), rock climbers took...More

Thank aerofaze
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Emily B
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Response from Angelica B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If you are not an avid hiker and not acclimated to altitude it will take you about 2-4 hours to get to Sky pond, depending on how much you stop (to photograph, eat, drink, etc.) and you'll need about half that time to... More
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