Sandbeach Lake Trailhead


Range: Front Range
Coordinates: 40.13190, -105.32069
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Road Difficulty

Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)

Driving Directions

Take Highway 7 north from Lyons, south from Estes Park, or north from Hwy 72 (the peak-to-peak highway). Look for the sign for the Wild Basin Trailhead entrance on the west side of the road, 7 miles north of Highway 72. Turn onto the access road and turn right to the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance station .15 miles ahead. Park on the right immediately after the entrance station.

Winter Access

Usually plowed in winter
Status Updates 
Posted By: kingshimmers
Info: The road is snow-packed but plowed to the park entrance station. A 2WD sedan can make it just fine. The little parking lot at the entrance station (which is the parking lot used for the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead) is plowed and the trailhead is well signed. Road is plowed for a little ways beyond the entrance station but not far.
Posted By: emgordon
Info: Wild Basin road still open past entrance and dry. No one at the booth.
Posted By: Eagle Eye
Info: Wild Basin TH closed. As I posted for the Longs Peak TH, the same applies at Wild Basin Area which serves Sandbeach Lake TH & Copeland Lake TH 9/22/2013 I found a barricade on the road closure leading to the trailhead/parking lot. The sign says: TEMPORARY CLOSURE: DUE TO FLOODING AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE THIS AREA IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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