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Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Ridge (Intermediate+)

Ben Tyler Trail to Kenosha Ridge 

Distance: Approx. 11.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,400 Feet (range from 8,300 to 11,700 feet)

Please call or text me at[masked] if you run into problems in the morning as we don't always have email service at the hike locations.  If you text, please don't forget to identify yourself.

 

The Pre-Meet: We will depart the Parking Lot at the Fort at 8:00 a.m.  Parking at the trailhead is very limited.

Hike Description:

The Ben Tyler Trail is an excellent pathway into the beautiful Lost Creek Wilderness area.  We will start from the Ben Tyler Trailhead off of U.S. 285 and hike up to the Kenosha Peak ridgeline.  This is a heavily wooded hike, and we will pass a mix of aspen, pine forest and mountain wildflowers as we loosely follow Ben Tyler Creek.  There are decent views of the surrounding peaks from the saddle.  While it is possible to continue up to climb some of these peaks, that is more than we can comfortably cover in a day.  We will picnic in the saddle before heading back to the trailhead.

Apres Hike: T.B.D.   

What to Bring –

As always, you are responsible for your own safety and well-being on this hike, but here is some suggested gear:

Water

Lunch/Snacks

Several layers of clothing

Gloves

Good hiking boots

Rain Gear

Poles – optional

You may also want ice traction devices.  While I am not expecting much snow at this elevation, you never know this time of year. 

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  • Beth

    Thanks everyone for a great day!

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Anna N.

      BTW.. Steve's phone clocked 6.37mi at our lunch spot. It died soon after that.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Jeff

    Great hike and great company - thanks everyone!

    June 3, 2013

  • Anna N.

    Enjoyed meeting and hiking with you all! Hope you are recovering well today!

    1 · June 3, 2013

    • Justin

      Likewise Anna. Steve was a humorous character! You'll have to convince him to come out a few more times ;-)

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Leila

    Sorry sorry I am in NY today. Thought I had cancelled this..so sorry

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wanted to go, but I'm not going to be able to make it. Next time!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone -- I'll be coming from the Nederland/Rollinsville/Blackhawk area and I'd be happy to share the ride. If you're interested give me a call at[masked]-8409.
    -- Rick

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something came up... Hope it's an awesome hike!

    May 30, 2013

  • Jennyfer K.

    The change in venue sounds like it might be a bit too difficult for me. I'd like to start with something more moderate.

    May 30, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Y'all have fun!

    May 30, 2013

  • Joe L.

    I'm giving up my spot -- have a friend in town and think we'll hit a shorter hike around Fort Collins. Thanks!

    May 30, 2013

  • Rob

    Giving up my spot so someone else can enjoy this hike and Beth's great organizing skills. I Have to help someone move.... Cheers!

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A little too long for me. Thanks for organizing and being flexible and accommodating.

    May 27, 2013

    • Beth

      We'll catch you on the next one!

      May 27, 2013

  • Beth

    Hey folks... Just to give everyone a heads up, this hike is going to move to late July/early August. Current snow levels are 1-3 feet. This is a very exposed ridge line hike with some steep drop-offs. Aside from the hike being much more scenic and fun without snow, I have some safety concerns given current conditions. There will be a replacement hike which you will all be added to automatically, but details will not come out until Monday or Tuesday. I've got a couple of options I am looking at, but will also take suggestions. :)

    May 24, 2013

  • Adrienne R.

    I just realized I'm running a half marathon in Leadville 6/1...I won't be able to hike the following day

    May 16, 2013

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