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Lake Nanita & Drainage - RMNP

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Last Conditions Report for Lake Nanita & Drainage - RMNP: 03.01.17
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Lake Nanita & Drainage - RMNP
Managing Agency: Surface Acres: Capacity AF: Elev:
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From Steve Schweitzer's A Fly Fishing Guide To Rocky Mountain National Park,

Lake Nanita is a rather large alpine lake for the Park. It's just shy of thirty five acres whereas the average lake size in the Park is seven acres. At 10,797 feet, it's one of the highest lakes in the Park as well. The lake is flanked to the north by picturesque Ptarmigan Mountain. The lake f... Log in for full details...
Getting there: US-34 to W Portal Rd to Tonahutu/North Inlet Trailheads. North Inlet trail for almost seven miles to Lake Nanita Trail. From North Inlet Trail, Lake Nanita Trail is noticeably steeper. Several switchbacks wind in and out of wonderful views of the valley where North Inlet Creek originates. The trail gains 1,700 feet of elevation over 2.7 miles. You'll pass Lake Nokoni, which by all accounts should have fish, but doesn't. From Lake Nokoni to Lake Nanita, the trail again gets steeper warranting a few rest stops you're almost there. The saving grace of this healthy hike is that the last third of a mile is downhill to the lake.
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Lake Nanita & Drainage - RMNP Stocking 2015 to 2017
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