When: Sunday September 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 am at Car pool location
Let’s get out and see the fall colors on Three Mile Creek. This beautiful trail rises up through conifer and aspen forest following a stream. There are lots of stream crossings (wooden foot bridges for most) which make this great for dogs too. After the first 3 miles or so, the trail turns east and starts to climb through thinning forest and meadows offering great views. Steep switch backs take you to the tundra and Rosalie Pass where there are wonderful views of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt. This is a 12 mile roundtrip hike with 2,900ft of elevation gain so you need be a strong hiker to do this hike. Bring lunch, water, rain gear and hiking poles if you need them.
Round Trip Length: 12 miles
Elevation gain: approximately 2,900ft
High Point: 12,000 feet
Skill Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Dogs – yes, well behaved under control dogs only
Hiking Time: 7 to 8 hours with lunch stop
Directions to the Carpool location: C- 470 & Morrison Rd. There is a dirt parking lot on the west side of C-470 just north of Morrison Rd & east of S Rooney Rd (across from the gas station). Let’s meet there at 7:30am. I drive a white SUV X-3 and will stand outside the car. (Don't confuse this lot with the Wooly Mammoth lot on 1-70 & Morrison Rd.)
Directions to the Trailhead: From Denver, take US 285 west approximately 40 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) onto the Guanella Pass Road (CO Rd 62). This is a dirt road passable in most cars. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to the trailhead on the right (east) side of the road.
Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event!
Hiking is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear you require.