Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park
A dirt road leads to a ranger station, parking and horseback or hiking trails. The trail to Bluebird Lake and Ouzel Lake follows the North St. Vrain Creek (which is a tributary of the South Platte River) passing Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls along the way, leading to Ouzel Lake and Bluebird Lake. Both Ouzel Falls and Ouzel Lake are named after a North American species of bird, Cinclus mexicanus, also known as a dipper. Other trails lead to Thunder Lake, Finch Lake, and Pear Lake. There is only one main road through the park, which was paved in six years by 35 convicts.
- Chronic and Williams (2002). Roadside Geology of Colorado: Second Edition; Mountain Press Publishing Company. Page 211.
- Kent and Donna Dannen (2002). Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness: Ninth Edition. The Globe Pequot Press. Pages 125-132.
- Chronic, Halka and Williams, Felicie; Roadside Geology of Colorado: Second Edition; Copyright 2002 by Halka Chronic and Felicie Williams; Mountain Press Publishing Company; ISBN 0-87842-447-4
- Dannen, Kent and Donna; Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: Including Indian Peaks Wilderness: Ninth Edition; The Globe Pequot Press; Copyright 1978, 80 82 83, 85, 89, 94, 2002 by The Globe Pequot Press; ISBN 0-7627-2245-2
- Scenic drives in Rocky Mountain National Park
- Hiking information and pictures along the trail to Bluebird Lake in the Wild Basin
- "Wild Basin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-12-24.