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Address: Petit Grepon, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Located at the bottom of Colorado's Petit Grepon.

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One of my Favorite Hikes in RMNP

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... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Todd G
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 off Alberta Falls, the Loch, Timberline Falls, and the Lake of Glass on the way.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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601 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 advantage of the bluebird day to ascend the spires. Alpine wildflowers were beginning to bloom,... More 

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Bryce Canyon
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We hiked up to Sky Pond and had a small picnic lunch and did a little studying by the Pond. The weather came in quickly and made us leave but it was amazing!

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Loveland, Colorado
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323 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've done this hike a number of times and am never disappointed. It's a bit farther than most of the hikes from the Bear Lake hiking area which means it's generally less populated than other near-by trails. We recently used it as a business development hike with our staff and it was a great choice. Everyone we brought were experienced... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Sky Pond is a trail for the experienced hiker. If you are in good shape and have proper gear, this is the trail for you. You go up Glacier Gorge to the Loch, which is BEAUTIFUL and peaceful and lovely and everything you hope a Loch will be. Then you continue on and from here, the trail is impressive. It's... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This hike is quite strenuous. Esp past timberline falls where there is a scramble. It takes a little effort but the final destination is worth it. After lochvale you continue to go closer to the glacier that you can see from there. We go past glass lake and then reach sky pond. The terrain and surroundings for the sky pond... More 

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Vienna, VA
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178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

An absolute joy every step of the way. Simply beautiful. Reaching Sky Pond got an excited "WOW!" from our normally unimpressed-with-anyting 15-year-old grandson.

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Thank George K
Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

great, but highly trafficked hike, rather moderate than hard in my opinion, some climbing/scrambling on slippery stones towards the end. We got to sky pond in a bit over to hours. be careful when walking from glass lake to sky pond as someone seems to have put misleading stone piles in the wrong direction. on the way back down we... More 

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Sioux Falls, SD
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99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In mid-August we did Sky Pond hike. Read the descriptions below, it is absolutely spectacular. We've hiked Glacier National Park & 3 parks in Alaska and this hike nudges out all of the hikes in those parks. We're physically fit 50 & 60 year olds who did the hike, using trekking poles, in 6 hours from Glacier Gorge. Be sure... More 

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64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Because the trail is very long (8 mile round trip), you lose alot of the crowds. You should also pack plenty of water and snacks for energy. In July, we were still surrounded by plenty of snow and glacier evidence. The views were amazing and worth the hike.

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