Apr 11, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is the north access to Centennial Cone at Camino Perdido. An easy/moderate scenic 5+ mile roundtrip hike with around 600 feet of elevation gain. The park centers on Centennial Cone, an 8879-foot-high peak which has deep drainage systems (filled with Narrow Leaf cottonwoods and willows) to the west (Mayhem Gulch) and east (Elk Creek) that drain down into Clear Creek Canyon. South of Centennial Cone, steep slopes, covered with grass, junipers and Mountain Mahogany brush, plunge 2000 feet down to Clear Creek. North, and especially northeast, the terrain is gentle grassland with large willow trees in the drainages. Trail could be muddy so come prepared with good traction shoes, poles and micro spikes, if needed.
Carpooling: Meet at 8:30am on the shoulder of Golden Gate Canyon Road (just off Hwy 93) where we'll form some carpools.
Optional Lunch after the hike at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant located at 714 Golden Ridge Road, Golden, CO 80401, Phone [masked]-7565.
Directions to Trailhead: North Access - Take Colorado Hwy 93 to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Travel west about 8 miles to Robinson Hill Road. Turn left and continue to Camino Perdido, the north access road into the Park. The trailhead is approximately 1 mile south. There is a bathroom at the trailhead.
See you there!
Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event!
Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.