Ouzel Lake Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from May until October.
Take Hwy.7 south out of Lyons past Allenspark, to Wild Basin Th.
Started at 7am on a Thursday and there was only a few cars in the lot. The three separate falls are beautiful. Went up to ouzel lake and had the entire lake to myself. It was like nothing I've seen before. Back at the falls, the trail was pretty full. Returned to the parking lot at noon and the lot was full
Hiked to Upper Ouzel Campsite this August. The trail is great, especially past Ouzel Falls, where the crowds thin out and the scenery becomes surreal.
Beautiful lake. Not too many people that went this far. We were the only group at the time so it was extremely tranquil!
First rime in that corner of the park, wonderful waterfalls and cascades to the lake. More people on the trail then I expected, so get there early to park.
Beautiful waterfalls and country. Definitely worth the extra two mile walk to the lake! Such an amazing place!
Great hike in Rocky Mountain National Park - Wild Basin Trailhead.
The trail included a raging river (one of the best I have seen in the park), a waterfall (Ouzel Falls), and of course Ouzel Lake. The hike was mostly through forest and opens up to some views of surrounding peaks a mile or two before the lake. After Ouzel Falls you lose the crowd. Saw some deer near Ouzel Lake.
About 10 miles out and back. Easy grade most of the trail. The snow was patchy but no traction is required and backcountry camping spots are clear.
Loved the sound of the water for this hike! Made it to the lake but was a little difficult with the snow. Hard to keep the trail. Defiantly not an easy hike but than again only my second one ever. Worth it all in the end!
Beautiful hike! Did this one yesterday and there was still quite a bit of snow. Had cramp ons and slowly got to the end with some difficulty, however snow shoes would have been ideal.