Elder-Fehn trail

* If this is your first hike with our group for 2013, please bring the $5 dues with you. It will be collected before the event starts.*

Elder-Fehn Trail

Elder-Fehn is a balloon-shaped trail located in the Catamount Ranch Open space in Teller County. The trail offers great views of Pikes Peak to the south. From the trail head follow the well-marked trail as it starts climbing up through a mixed forest. Descent into a valley through few switchbacks. About 1.2 miles later you will reach the loop at the end of the trail. After you finish the loop you can backtrack to your starting point. Alternatively you can return via Vayhinger trail. This will take you down to the Ring the Peak trail as it follows utilities dirt road to the North Catamount Reservoir. Before you reach the reservoir turn left on Limber Pines trail and return the the trail head.

Length: 5.5 mile loop.

You are responsible for your dog's safety as well as your own. We are walking in/around nature. So be prepared for what it may present: rattlesnakes, rabbits, dead animals, bones, leftover bits of humanity (fencing, cans/bottles, etc). We want this and every hike to be fun, but also for everyone to be safe as well.

Directions: Take US-24 west. Turn left on Edlowe Road / County Road 28. Drive for 3 miles on a dirt road. Parking lot / trail head will be on your left

Where to meet:

Rudy's on 24. We'll meet in the parking lot.  From here we can carpool and/or caravan the rest of the way. 

* if you are coming from another direction, let me know, and I can call/text you when we are close to the destination.  Sandy[masked]


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  • Suzanne

    Only reason I did not rate it a 5 star is that there is no water for the dogs. Other than that it is a great hike!

    September 8, 2013

  • kellysifford

    Absolutely beautiful day for a hike with some awesome people.

    September 8, 2013

  • Stefanie S.

    I am so sorry, I have forgotten about this hike :( hopefully I did not make you wait!

    September 8, 2013

  • Sandy T

    Suzanne and Gloria. ..we are meeting at Rudy's on 24 at 8:30. So, expect us at the trailhead about 9:10 am (?)

    September 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok. Sounds good.

      September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry for the last minute no go but I am not feeling well:(

      September 8, 2013

  • Dennis W.

    Catamount has some great hikes; did it a few times this summer and the water was flowing. Unfortunately, I can't make it as I have Inipi that day. Maybe the next Teller County hike I'll be able to join you all. Have a great day (hi Suzanne)!

    September 2, 2013

    • Suzanne

      and....hello to you too, Dennis! Look forward to hiking w/you &your and your dogs sometime.

      September 2, 2013

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