Spend your Sunday morning/early afternoon hiking the trails in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal! This is a National Wildlife Refuge located in Commerce City. Our hike will be between 5 and 6 miles and is rated easy. We will be hiking through grassland, wetland, and woodland habitats. Stay after the hike and enjoy your packed lunch in this majestic refuge.
Directions and map: From I-70 exit at Quebec Street and go north. Travel approximately 2.8 miles to Prairie Parkway/64th Avenue. Turn right at Prairie Parkway and travel 0.6 miles to Gateway Road. Turn left at Gateway Road. Continue on Gateway Road until you pass through the Refuge entrance. http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/trail%20wildlife%20drive%20map%20with%20text%281%29.pdf#a We will meet in the parking area right next to the Ladora Lake Loop Trial. Please be advised that I do not have a cell phone, so if you have any questions or concerns about the hike or need to cancel then please contact me before 8am Sunday the 26th.
This is a snow or shine hike meaning we will meet regardless of weather conditions unless those weather conditions are extremely hazardous i.e. blizzard. Since this is the case please remember to bring the following:
• Warm winter clothes (think wool and synthetics; not cotton) and boots
• Plenty of water
• Optional: thermos with hot cocoa, coffee or tea; camera; snowshoes
Hope to see you on the trail!