Glacial Cirque
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 26.461 W 105° 45.248
13T E 436043 N 4476980
Quick Description: You can get a close-up view of this glacial cirque from the observation deck at the Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park near the high point of Trail Ridge Road (US Highway 34).
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2013 6:49:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMGAYN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 1

Long Description:
Glacial Cirque

The cirque before you was the birthplace of many glaciers. Several times during the last two million years, snow hundreds of feet deep accumulated at the top of this valley. The tremendous weight of the compressed snow and ice caused the mass to move slowly downhill thereby giving birth to a glacier.

As glaciers crept down the mountain, they scooped out this bowl-shaped cirque, leaving behind steep headwalls, a sloping valley floor, and a broad U-shaped valley.

Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 20.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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