Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail Day Hike
Spend the day hiking to a series of sparking alpine lakes on this incredible hiking tour to Sky Pond. The hike begins at Glacier Gorge trailhead and you won’t have been hiking long before approaching the rushing water of Alberta Falls. This beautiful, 30-foot waterfall is just one of the many incredible highlights you will find while hiking the trail to Sky Pond. The glacier gorge trail is a favorite for local hikers but we will see fewer and fewer people as we follow the trail to Loch Lake, the largest of the three lakes you will encounter on the route. From here, the trail brings us past Timberline Falls and Glass Lake before opening out to the sparkling expanse of Sky Pond. This beautiful alpine lake is nestled at 10,900 ft above sea level, at the base of Taylor glacier. Spend a minute appreciating the milky glacial meltwater, the surrounding mountain peaks, and the serene beauty of this unique alpine environment. After taking some to enjoy the incredible scenery and solitude, we retrace our steps back to the Glacier Gorge trailhead.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
- Water and snacks
- Trail lunch spread: includes a selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, smoked meats, cheese, hummus, and crackers to best accommodate gluten free and plant-based diets.
- Daypack rental
- Trekking poles rental
- 1:7 guide to hiker ratio
What to Bring
Rain coat, backpack, capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.
Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat.
Sturdy hiking boots, trail running shoes, or other sneakers with good tread are required. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals, etc. are inadequate and will not be allowed.
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.
Upgrades + Additions
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour.
Transportation from REI in Boulder Colorado
- 1789 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
- $200 per group + $25 per person (pending availability)
3L Hydration Reservoir (purchase)
$40 each – 3 Liter Platypus Big Zip EVO Reservoir or similar
- 1 Person $ 490 pp 490 pp
- 2 People $ 235 pp 235
- 3 People $ 205 pp 205
- 4-5 People $165 pp
- 6 or more $135 pp
- Groups of 13+ Call to inquire
Your final rate is determined by the total number of people who join your group, even if you do not register together.