Ranger | 3330 pts
I did this trail using snowshoes on 3/19/19 and clocked it at about 8 miles roundtrip and 1200 ft elevation gain. I started from the winter trailhead however and this added about 2 miles to the trip. You start on the road leading to the summer trailhead. The road and the trail were well packed and marked and also not very difficult. The trail does not get above the timberline but it does follow a creek that has some waterfalls and the sights and sounds of the creek make it nice. The creek and the lower falls (Copeland Falls) were still flowing but Ouzell falls were completely frozen. The Wild Basin is a relatively uncrowded part of RMNP and there are several trails that start in this area. All of them are worth doing but many can be done only in the summer. Also, this area is accessible from the Allenspark trail and I've posted a review of a loop I did in the summer starting at Allenspark TH and coming back to it through the Wild Basin trail. Also I had the trail all to myself except towards the end when I saw a few people going up.