United States HWY 7 - Chasm Lake

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Erik Stensland

About This Spot

There is probably no place in Rocky Mountain National Park that is as dramatic as Chasm Lake. This high alpine lake lies in a basin surrounded on three sides by massive granite peaks. The Diamond, a sheer granite cliff face on Longs Peak right up out of the lake and will certainly take your breath away. At sunrise, this amphitheater often glows in an almost otherworldly fashion as the light seems to bounce from one peak to another. Being there to watch the morning light is an experience I wish everyone could have.

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