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Sky Pond

Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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My wife's all time favorite hike!

One of my top five hikes. And we hike a lot! I see some folks saying this is an 8-mile hike. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat D
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Imperial, Pennsylvania
5 star hike - not necessarily 5 star destination (Sky Pond), but finish anyway!

Since seeing Sky Pond requires an 8-mile round-trip hike, it's more about the journey than the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa T
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Located at the bottom of Colorado's Petit Grepon.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my top five hikes. And we hike a lot! I see some folks saying this is an 8-mile hike. My trail info said 9.0 miles and my GPS confirmed that. The hike begins at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead on Bear Lake Road. Consider...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since seeing Sky Pond requires an 8-mile round-trip hike, it's more about the journey than the destination. And the journey was fantastic! It starts off with the impressive Alberta Falls, peaceful forest, and tons of great valley vistas. Then the crowds thin out and the...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 10 August 2017 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

Thank hresq
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 19 July 2017 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 15 July 2017 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
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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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