* If this is your first hike/event with our group for 2013, please bring the $5 annual dues with you. It will be collected before the event starts.*
This seems to be a little used park (per my book). It's on the eastern part of El Paso County, and is reported to be windy. Canine Swimming permitted in: a spring-fed pond and small creek
The Walk: Two connected loops, each a little over a mile, have been carved from the prairie. The rolling trail travels on hark packed gravel in the shadow of tree-lined bluffs. This is a great park (again, my books says) for a high energy dog because it is rarely used and has wide open spaces. A natural spring-fed pond and creek in the central valley of the park attract deer, coyotes, foxes, waterfowl, and occasional pronghorns. Rattlesnake Butte, a prominent landmark in eastern El Paso County from which visitors can see the Front Range and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the distance, is located within the park. Trails are easy to follow.
Trail time: 1-2 hours
Directions: East on HWY 24 to Elbert Road (about 20 miles out of Colorado Springs). North 5 miles on Elbert to Sweet Road. East 2.5 miles on Sweet to Golihar. North 1/2 mile on Golihar to the park entrance on the the left.
Where to meet: we will meet in the parking lot for the park.
call/text me if you are late/lost or need to cancel last minute: Sandy[masked]
Map of park: http://www.blackforesttrails.org/trail-maps/homestead-ranch-regional-park/