New Meetup: Dayhike Dakota ( Dinosaur) Ridger

From: Scott
Sent on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 7:38 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Weekend Hikers...Plus!

What: Dayhike Dakota ( Dinosaur) Ridger

When: Sunday, February 7,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Dakota Ridge - off C470
Morrison
Denver, CO 80206

Folks I know it's Superbowl Sunday. This is a pretty short hike and it's close to town so you will be able to get back to that big screen TV for your touchdowns, chickens wings and cheerleaders.

Dry Creek Station
Directions to the Dry Creek park-n-ride: From I-25 and E Dry Creek Rd., head west on E Dry Creek Rd to the light at S Chester St. Be in the far left lane. Make a u-turn at the light. Now heading east get into the far right lane. In maybe 100 yards the lane vears off for a right hand turn. Now take the left lane that turns up into the park-n-ride. We?ll leave from this park-n-ride at 9:15.


The hike: Total distance: 3.6 Miles out and back. There is a climb to gain the ridge at the beginning but not much after that.
Elevation Change: 300 feet
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Pets: Dogs are ok on a leash

This location is close to Denver right off I-70 at the Morrison Exit. We will take the Dakota Ridge Trail that rides the summit of the ridge and offers views of Bear Creek Lake, Soda Lakes, the hogback valley, and, on clear days, Pikes Peak

Directions: From I-70 or 6 Ave: Take I-70 west out of Denver. Go past the 470 exit, and take very next sign says Morrison. At the end of the exit, take a left onto Colorado Hwy. 26 at the light. Go under the I-70 overpass, look for the Stegosaurus Park and Ride Parking lot on the left across from the Mathews Winters Park entrance. We will meet in the Stegosaurus Park and Ride Lot. Trailhead is on SE side of the lot. You can't miss it.

From the South Metro area you can take C470 to the junction of 470 and I-70. Head West and take the first Exit which says Morrison. At the end of the exit, take a left onto Colorado Hwy. 26 at the light. Go under the I-70 overpass, look for the Stegosaurus Park and Ride Parking lot on the left across from the Mathews Winters Park entrance. We will meet in the Stegosaurus Park and Ride Lot. Trailhead is on SE side of the lot. You can't miss it.

Learn more here:
http://hiking.meetup.com/351/calendar/12513918/

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