Sunday, August 29, 2010

Black Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Black Lake, Mills Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Round-Trip Length: 9.7 miles

Start - End Elevation: 9,240' - 10,630' (10,656' max elevation)
Elevation Change: +1,390' net elevation gain (+1,842' total roundtrip elevation gain)
Black Lake fills a deep circular basin sculpted from the flanks of McHenrys Peak, The Arrowhead, Chiefs Head Peak and The Spearhead. This rugged trail leads deep into the high subalpine and upper reaches of a spectacular glacial gorge with access to Mills Lake, Jewel Lake and Ribbon Falls en route.

Waterfall bellow Black Lake.

Glacier Creek Waterfall

Reflections in Mills Lake
Waterfall above Black Lake.

Alberta Falls
Alberta Falls
Waterfalls above Alberta Falls


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