Have you ever hiked at night?
Join me and members of the Colorado Adventure Club (a seperate group but so far 11 are attending) on a cool hike up Sanitas which provides great views of the Boulder/North Boulder City at night.
A little history tidbit. Mt. Sanitas is named after the Sanitarium (now a hospital located there). Doc Holliday of the Wyatt Earp days spent his final days at the Sanitarium.
Length: 3.1 mile loop
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Elevation Gain: 5,520 to 6,863 feet
Estimated Time: 2 to 2.5 hours
Location: 0.5 miles west of Fourth Street on Mapleton Ave.
The Mount Sanitas loop hike begins at the base of Sunshine Canyon, traversing the ridge line of Mount Sanitas and then descends down its eastern slope to the valley floor and joins the Sanitas Valley Trail. This popular hike offers spectacular views of the Indian Peaks wilderness area to the west, Boulder City to the east and the Flatirons two the south. Along the way it meanders around beautiful sandstone slabs and through stands of ponderosa pine. Climbers use the trail to access several bouldering areas along the trail.
At this time traction devices are not needed, if weather causes change I will update.
Optional eats or drinks after.
A good pair of hiking shoes is recommended.
Since it's colder weather layered clothing is recommended. also recommend no cotton.
Bring water and recommend snack.