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Thunder Lake - RMNP

Status:  Log in or Register... 09.25.23
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Level:  11.20.22
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Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Greenback Cutthroat, plus 0 more... (Log in for full fish species list)
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Thunder Lake - RMNP
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General Details:

From Steve Schweitzer's A Fly Fishing Guide To Rocky Mountain National Park,

The trail's namesake is one of the finest greenback cutthroat fisheries in the Park. And it's one of the most scenic too. The two inlets on the western end of the lake, both fish well with dry f... Log in for additional details...

Getting there:

CO-7 to Co Hwy 115 to Wild Basin Trailhead. Reaching Thunder Lake requires an aggressive day hike of 6.7 miles one-way from the trailhead. Be sure to use the short-cut trail connecting Wild Basin Trail to Thunder Lake Trail. If you plan on fishing Box Lake and its drainage, consider making this an overnight trip. The three miles or so from the Wild Basin trailhead is an easy day hike, then the altitude gain begins, rising nearly 1,800 feet over the next four miles.

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