Folks this is the best time to hike along I-70. The skiers aren't out in force yet. Plus I'm trying to stay out of the mud this weekend.
Ward Road PnR
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 9:20 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: Go West on I-70 about seven miles after entering the foothills and take exit #253. Turn right and then turn right again onto Stapleton Drive. This has nothing to do with the old airport. The trailhead is about 1.3 miles ahead.
The hike: This hike is a loop of about five miles. There is some elevation gain. I'd rate it as easy to moderate. We'll start this hike at 10:00. We should be done between 12:30 and 1:00. The Broncos play Sunday night so that's not a problem.
Dogs are allowed.