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HIKE THE RACCOON AND ELK TRAILS: GOLDEN GATE CANYON STATE PARK

  • May 12, 2012 · 9:00 AM

There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.
~Alfred Wainwright

Start: Reverend’s Ridge Campground: Raccoon Trail
End: Reverend’s Ridge Campground: Raccoon Trail
Raccoon and Elk Balloon: Total Miles 6.5

Difficulty level: This is a 6.5 mile moderate hike.
We’ll be starting this hike at 9:15AM.
We’ll meet at the Information Center at the Reverend’s Ridge Campground.There is a daily pass self service where you can pay for a daily pass at the Reverend's Ridge Campground.

Directions to the Reverend’s Ridge Campground: From Denver take I-70 westbound to CO-58 and travel to the stop light and hang a right onto CO-93. Drive about 1.5 miles on CO-93 to Golden Gate Canyon Road and take a left.
If you’re traveling on 6th Ave westbound just keep on traveling. 6th Ave will turn into CO-93 and then follow the directions above.
From Golden;Take Highway 93 north from Golden one mile to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left and continue 13 miles to the Visitor Center. If you do not have a State Park Pass you will need to stop at the Visitor Center and purchase one for 7 bucks per day.
When you see the visitor center on the right hand side you will want to bear left onto Hwy 46. Travel about 4 miles until you reach Hwy 119. Another 4 miles until you reach Gap Road then follow signs to The Reverend’s Ridge Information Center and Campground. The Raccoon Trail is right behind the Information Center.

I hope you all will have a great week
Have a great week Everyone!
Sincerely,
Dn

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great first meetup for me and I enjoyed it

    May 13, 2012

  • Don

    This hike was a really nice stroll in the woods with a very pleasant group of people on a perfect day. The weather gives this trail its personality! We need a campfire party up here soon!

    May 12, 2012

  • Natalia

    beautiful day, amazing panoramic view, nice people and delicious lunch!

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day with fun folks. Thanks for the pix, Natalia

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll join you guy at the Park and ride I have room for 4

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Don - Do you have room in your car for one more? If so, I'll be at the Park and ride at 8am. Thanks!

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to this and will be trying out a healed knee injury, which has been tested gradually 'til now. Desert is my plan for potluck.

    May 10, 2012

  • Natalia

    I would like to join and will be at PnR at 8:00/ Thank you!

    May 10, 2012

  • Lisa C

    Hi Larry,

    I will be there at 8:00.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa and Don,
    I can take two and will meet at 44th Ave Park and Ride. Also have annual pass. I'm guessing at an 8:00 meeting there to get to the park by 9:15.

    May 9, 2012

  • Don

    I'm sure everyone will appreciate your assistance Lisa. I have a parks pass also and will take 3 other people as well. I'll meet those who want to ride with me at Ward Rd and 44th Ave Park and Ride in Wheatridge/Arvada

    May 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a park pass and can take 3 other people if anyone wants to meet up.

    May 5, 2012

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