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Hike up Chief Mtn.

Ignore the map!!

 

Ward Road 

Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge

Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 9:00 am.

If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR.

Directions to the trailhead: Going West on I-70 after about eight miles out of the metro area take exit 252. Turn left. Go 2.5 miles and turn right onto CO 103 which goes to Echo Lake and Mt. Evans. G0 12. 5 miles where there will be a long gravel pulloff on the right side of the road.

The hike: It's 3.2 miles up and back. That's total. Elevation gain is 1,000 ft. So it's a bit of a climb but it's not that long. It's the shortest rout I know of to get above treeline. At the end there is a rock scramble that's not too dificult and then there is a 360 degree view. It's great!

I'm going to bring my spikes but not my snowshoes. Do not try this in running shoes!!!

Elevation gain is from 10,680 to 11,709.

Dogs are ok.

 

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  • Jason C.

    It was a fun hike. Maybe next time, less snow. ;-)

    April 8, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    fun, alot of snow!

    April 8, 2013

  • Bonnie B.

    Great fun great group! Thanks Scott!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, and fun people. Look forward to the next one!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike today, wonderful view, and fun people. Thank you to all who posted photos. Great lunch too.

    April 7, 2013

  • Roxanne B.

    Too windy at the top, but fun nonetheless. Looking forward to the next hike!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I missed you all. I tried to find you but the detour caused me some problems in locating you so I hiked Echo mountain instead. Oh well, maybe next time...

    April 7, 2013

  • Ravi

    Great hike. Trifle windy but otherwise a gorgeous day and great fun

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry didn't make it in the end but keeping an eye out for more! Hope that everybody had a great time :)

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I changed my mind

    April 7, 2013

  • DIANE E.

    Anyone wanting a ride I will be at the
    7-11 behind aspen grove shopping Ctr
    At 8:30 gray Lexus 330 lisence plate
    692-mts

    April 7, 2013

  • Bonnie B.

    I'll be in Lakewood in the morning...anyone want to carpool?

    April 6, 2013

  • Abbas

    I did Barr camp hike yesterday and still feeling very tired. So canceling this.

    April 7, 2013

  • delilah

    Scott Is the trailhead marked? I could see myself missing the gravel road.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving from Wash Park, could carry two more.

    April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm leaving from my house in WP, driving to the Meet-up PnR. I will be taking a friend to a destination north of the meet-up, and might be picking up my guest in Westminster.

      April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm leaving my house in WP and driving to Meet-up PnR. I will be giving a friend a ride to a different destination and maybe have to pick up my guest as well. I will probably leave around 8am.

      April 6, 2013

  • Veronica

    Wont make it after all. Will catch u next time ;) giving my spot for those on the waiting list.

    April 6, 2013

  • Veronica

    I would like to carpool if possible I live in Lkaewood.

    April 6, 2013

  • Kris

    Ill be at PNR too!

    April 6, 2013

  • Tammy

    Sorry, my plans have changed for Sunday.

    April 6, 2013

  • Fran

    I will meet everyone at the park n ride. I can drive a few for anyone who wants to car pool.

    April 6, 2013

  • Dana K.

    I caught a nasty cold and can't make it. See you next time!

    April 6, 2013

  • Stacy

    Have a class in the morning now. Enjoy!

    April 6, 2013

  • Tammy

    I'll meet you at the trailhead. Does anyone want to carpool from the south metro area, around Littleton?

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It says not to wear running shoes..what if that's all I have?

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmm I can try those I really appreciate it but I wear a 9-9.5 so idk if they will fit

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, sorry. Likely not.

      April 5, 2013

  • Eleanor

    Will meet you at the trailhead. Look forward to meeting you.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Larry and I will be riding together. It will be good to see everyone again!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you all at trailhead. Looking forward to it.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it! I will meet at trial head and brining my pooch!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it okay to just meet at the trailhead since I'll be coming from Conifer? Thanks!

    April 1, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    One of my favorite hikes

    March 31, 2013

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