May 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Let's hike to the top of Morrison Slide and enjoy some snacks and beverages and the view from the mesa as the sun goes down and the city lights come on.
Where to Meet
Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Red Rocks Trail Rd and W Alameda Pkwy at 6:45. Boots down at 7 p.m.
Red Rocks Trail and Morrison Slide Trail: We'll head up the Red Rocks Trail and take the loop section of this hike counterclockwise. So stay right at the fork with the first intersection with the Morrison Slide Trail, hike on the Red Rocks Trail till we hit the second intersection with the Morrison Slide Trail, follow it to the top of the mesa, enjoy the view, and continue on till it reunites with the Red Rocks Trail and the return to our cars.
Numerous switchbacks, city view
Distance: ~4 miles (my phone GPS and printed maps wildly disagree on the lengths of certain sections of this hike). If some of us are feeling ambitious, we can increase this to 6.
Elevation gain: ~600 ft
Peak elevation: 6,785
What you need
* Headlamp for the way down
* Your own snacks and beverages (or some to share, but no glass bottles)
* Capability to hike steep, rocky terrain at dusk/after dark
* Layers to put on as the evening chill sets in
Dogs must be on leash.
TBD: We'll gauge interest for further consumption
By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear you will require.