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Happy Hour in the Hills - Castlewood Canyon State Park ($$)

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  • Castlewood Canyon State Park

    (near Franktown), Denver, CO (map)

    39.391380 -104.752754

  • What better way to celebrate summer than by spending your Friday evenings hiking the foothills instead of being stuck in some bar? We'll spend each Friday (June-July) out in the foothills on short hikes that average around 5 miles round-trip. Our last happy hour hike is 6 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 200 feet.  This hike is rated easy and we will have several stops so that we can chat and get to know one another because it IS happy hour after all! Remember that Castlewood Canyon is a State Park and therefore has a park fee-$7 per vehicle-so I highly recommend carpooling to this hike. For more information and to register, contact Colleen Finnerty at [masked] or email me at [masked] by 10am July 25th.
    All participants must sign a waiver in order to go on this hike.
    These hikes are for adults only with no dogs.  Remember that it is summer so it will be hot and sunny; bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat.  You may also want to bring something to eat since we will be out hiking at dinnertime.

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  • Cliff

    Hi! What time is the hike gathering? I saw an email that says 5:30pm, but can't make 4pm.

    July 22, 2013

    • Colleen

      Cliff, I changed the time because the hike takes longer than I had originally thought. Sorry you won't be able to make it.

      July 22, 2013

  • Tanya R.

    sorry, won't be able to leave work that early :( have fun!

    July 22, 2013

    • Colleen

      Sorry I won't see you on this hike, but I wanted to thank you for coming out on a couple of these hikes and for doing a cleanup. It was great getting to know you.

      July 22, 2013

  • Colleen

    Here is the link to the to the park page:

    Here is a link to a map of the park:

    We will meet in the parking lot near the K trailhead where we will embark on our hike. Any questions, cancellations, or concerns need to be addressed to me prior to 2:30pm on Friday; I do not have a cell phone and therefore will not receive any messages after that time. Looking forward to the last Happy Hour Hike of the year!

    July 22, 2013

  • Ellen

    I'll try to get out of work early. Also, the hike can be very hot on the top of the ridge on the east side - bring plenty of cold water!

    July 21, 2013

  • Colleen

    I need to make some changes regarding this hike: This hike is 6 miles and the park closes at 9pm (they literally close the gates), so in order to finish prior to 9pm we need to meet between 3:30-3:50 and leave for the hike no later than 4:00. Though not a difficult hike, this hike does require some light scrambling. We will be taking a longer break (approximately a half an hour) during the hike to eat. I recommend bringing rain gear.

    July 21, 2013


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