We'll hike a loop from the Apex Trail which has nice views of Apex Gulch and of the city. This hike starts at Heritage Square parking lot in Golden, and is just over 4 miles and 1000' of elevation gain. After the hike, those interested will go to Wrigley's Chicago Bar & Grill (click on link for menu and prices) for dinner/drinks.
Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. In particular, be sure to bring rain gear, and dress appropriately remembering that it gets cooler after sunset. Afternoon thunderstorms are common this time of year, but they usually clear up by hike time. Dogs are welcome on the hike, but you must pick up after your dogs and they must be on a leash. If you sign up for this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.
Directions: We'll be meeting at the far end of the lower parking lot (turn right immediately after you enter) at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., in Golden, CO. Click here for a map with directions. Sometimes people get confused here. Heritage Square has a big entrance sign on Colfax (CO 40), about 1-1/2 miles north of I70, and when you turn in, after you cross under the sign at the entrance, immediately turn right. After turning right, curve left to avoid the dirt lot. We will meet at the far (north) end of the parking lot close to a small restroom facility. There is also an upper parking lot at Heritage Square--we are not meeting there. Call me on my cell if you don't find us (I'll email the # to people who've RSVP'd a day before the hike).