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Homestead Meadows (Lion Gulch Trailhead)

  • Lion Gulch Trail And Homestead Meadows

    This hike is between Lyons and Estes Park, about 8 miles outside of Estes., Boulder, CO (map)

    40.014984 -105.270546

  • An approximate 3-hour hike that takes you back into history after a nice walk up a scenic gulch!

    Description from LocalHikes.com:

    The trail meanders up a narrow and scenic gulch. There are several bridges and log crossings on this trail. The third bridge is about a mile from the trailhead after you go about 2.5 miles you will start to enter the meadows, where the trails follow old logging roads that are fairly level. There are eight homesteads in the area, four are to the South, two are in the vicinity of the main meadows and the other two are to the North and North East. The Irvin Homestead accessed by trail 1004 is worth the extra walk, there are some awesome views of the Mummy Range in that area.

    Full trail overview can be found here.

    Overview:

    • Round-Trip Length: 6.1 miles
    • Start/End Elevation: 7,370' - 8,447'
    • Elevation Change: +1,077' net elevation gain
    • Skill Level: Moderate
    • Dogs allowed

    Directions to Trail head:

    The Lion Gulch Trailhead is located 12.7 miles north of Lyons, Colorado on Highway 36. The parking lot is located on the west side of Highway 36.

    Carpooling- please indicate in the comments if you'll be carpooling:

    Loveland: Departing from Loveland Kmart at 8am

    Fort Collins: Departing from JJ's at 7:45am.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope it'll be scheduled again!

    March 23, 2013

  • Lorrie

    Sorry, I'm gonna bail. Way behind on my Europe planning and still have to do my mom's taxes! Plus, I think I'll just be a wimp - there, that's the bottom line!!!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like this is on rain or shine? Oh I see a former PNW'er is an organizer - that explains it! I may join you last minute at the TH. Will see how it looks when I wake up.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Holly

    if it snows to much then unlikely to come

    March 22, 2013

  • Christina S.

    Hey everyone, the forecast tomorrow is snow, windy, and cold - high of 28 degrees. Dress warmly - hats and gloves and layers - and bring microspikes if you have them, just in case.

    Happy spring!

    March 22, 2013

  • Denise L.

    I'll say no for now and if it's beautiful tomorrow & not snowing will try to join you

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Shaula

    No car and heard its going to snow!

    March 22, 2013

  • John

    I'm sorry I double scheduled by mistake and I'm going to have to cancel. Hope to see you soon! John

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Heather

    I'm sorry - I thought I could go, but it turns out I will have to work tomorrow. Hope you guys have fun.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Sadly, Jack and I will not be able to make it this Saturday. Hope you all have a great time.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Heather

    I will meet the group at JJ's.

    March 21, 2013

  • Dorothea

    aww.....now I got in from the waiting list and JUST planned something else....

    March 21, 2013

  • Diane Raisovich B.

    My guest and I will not be attending

    March 21, 2013

  • Diane Raisovich B.

    And yes, we will be meeting at Kmart to carpool...I can drive.

    March 9, 2013

  • Joe L.

    I'll see you all at JJ's!

    March 21, 2013

  • Lyndal L.

    I am excited to think there is a possibility I can go. I usually work weekends and miss the fun.

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Made other plans while waiting on the wait list. I wonder if it will be snow shoe weather?

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to be able to go next time.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have 2 poodles that want to go with me if room opens up LOL...

    March 11, 2013

  • Lorrie

    Christina and Kevin- Where can I meet you in Lyons? Or maybe the north Walmart here in Longmont again?

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is JJ's?

    March 10, 2013

  • Diane Raisovich B.

    I'm not sure how to do this but I'd like to bring a guest. I RSVP'ed for myself but forgot to check guest.

    March 9, 2013

    • Christina S.

      When you sign up there's a place for you to add a guest. The meetup is full now but go ahead and bring your guest.

      March 9, 2013

    • Christina S.

      Looks like you figured it out :)

      March 9, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Bringing Jack, who left us in the dust at Lonetree. HaHa.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Diane Raisovich B.

    My first time with this group...can't wait!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Diane D.

    I look for ward to hiking with you again

    1 · March 9, 2013

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