At the entrance to Wild Basin there is a small pond known as Lake Copeland. Most people drive right past it, but on calm mornings it can provide an almost mirror like reflection of Mount Copeland in the distance. This section also covers the Wild Basin Entrance area with its wonderful willows and spectacular views to the west.
One of the least visited areas of the Park, but also amongst its most beautiful is the Wild Basin region on the southern end of RMNP. This area provides wonderful hiking to remote lakes and rugged peaks, but one of the best views can be found at Copeland Lake just inside the Wild Basin entrance. From here you can see majestic Copeland Mountain surrounded by other peaks of the Continental Divide high above this alpine gem. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.
A fresh 17" of snow have covered Wild Basin valley as seen from hwy 7. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.