We'll hike through pine trees and aspen groves at this Jeffco Open Space Park near Conifer. Hopefully, the aspen trees will be in full autumn colors. This hike is just under 4 miles and 900' of elevation gain. After the hike, those interested will go to nearby Raven's Tavern for dinner/drinks (click on link for menu--most entrees are about $10, some are more expensive).
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 a headlamp and rain gear, and dress appropriately remembering that it may be cooler where we're hiking than in Denver. Afternoon thunderstorms are common, 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 join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.
Directions: We'll meet us at the Meyer Ranch Park trailhead (click here for directions). Note: As you drive out 285 from C470, you'll pass an exit for S. Turkey Creek, then for N. Turkey Creek, and then a second time for S. Turkey Creek. The trailhead is at the second exit for S. Turkey Creek, and has a sign for Meyer Ranch Park.