- Colorado winter 14ers: Mt. Yale (Southwest Slopes) *DAY HIKE*
Mount Yale is a 14er in the Sawatch Range near Buena Vista. This is a STRENUOUS hike. The distance is roughly 9.5 miles and vertical gain 4300'. This is not a good introductory winter 14er hike. Bring winter gear and SNOWSHOES. Post hike meal somewhere in Buena Vista.
- Explore White Ranch (Golden CO) *SUNSET HIKE*
Tonight, we'll explore a few trails around White Ranch starting at the parking lot off the Belcher Trail (near 93) I'm aiming for about 5 miles with about 2000' of gain Bring water and a HEADLAMP! Bad weather i.e. pouring rain or snowstorm cancels. We can meet at the Park n Ride across from Eldorado Corner Market to coordinate carpool. Map link: https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/9387/White-Ranch-Park-Map
- James Peak (13294’)
This 13er is in James Peak Wilderness area off of the Fall River Road exit! This is a class 2 hike in summer but probably a class 3 with snow. It is approximately 8 miles round trip and ~3000 feet in elevation gain. Start Elevation: 10400’ End Elevation: 13294’ Skill Level: Strenuous https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/james-peak-trail Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W Trailhead location: St Mary's Glacier Trailhead, Coordinates: 39°49'38.4"N 105°38'34.7"W This hike is for the fit and acclimated. Meet at 7:00am at Skier’s lot to organize carpool. If you are driving to trailhead by yourself, meet us at 8:10am at St Mary's Glacier Trailhead. We will start hiking promptly at 8:20am so don't be late. If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $6 for gas, car wash and parking fee. It is always appreciated. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers and micro-spikes (maybe snowshoes). Bad weather postpones/cancels. Disclaimer: By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.
- High Ropes *Treetop Adventure Course* in Idaho Springs
Let's check out this fun treetop adventure course in Idaho Springs on Saturday morning! It's about $50 per person and you need to book your reservation through this site. https://checkout.xola.com/index.html#seller/5a271185cf8b9c6d138b45e4/experiences/5a3976fecf8b9c06398b45f2?openExternal=true https://www.raftingcolorado.com/colorado-aerial-park/
- Mt. Sniktau (13234’), Cupid (13117’), Grizzly D (13427’)
Mount Snikatu, Grizzly Peak D and Cupid Peak via Mount Sniktau Trail and Loveland Pass is a 9 mile trail with ~3100’ elevation gain located near Dillon that offers scenic views. Distance: ~9 miles Start Elevation: 11900’ End Elevation: 13427’ Skill Level: Strenuous Difficulty: Class 2 This hike is for the fit and acclimated. Route Info: Some information on hiking along these routes can be found at the sites below. Please review the route before the trip. https://www.14ers.com/13ers/peak.php?peakkey=3220 https://www.14ers.com/13ers/peak.php?peakkey=5040 https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/sniktau-mountain-trail https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/grizzly-peak-and-cupid-peak-via-mount-sniktau-trail-and-loveland-pass Carpool location: Skier’s lot (1682 S Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO), Coordinates: 39°57'14.2"N 105°13'52.8"W Trailhead location: Loveland Pass, Coordinates: 39°39'48.5"N 105°52'43.9"W We'll meet at the Skier’s lot 6:00am and carpool to the Loveland Pass. We should arrive about 7:15am and will start hiking at 7:30am. We may stop for food after the hike. If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $5 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated. Make sure to bring water, snacks, warm layers, gloves and microspikes. Bad weather (rain, high winds) postpones/cancels. Disclaimer: By attending this hike, you assume all responsibility for your own safety. Mountaineering in Colorado can be very dangerous. Altitude sickness, dehydration, and fast-building storms are the most common problems. Please be in shape and self-sufficient.
- Mount Morrison (Morrison CO) *SUNSET HIKE*
Mount Morrison is the mountain behind Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison CO. It is one of the steepest hikes in the Denver-Boulder area. Some sections require the use of your hands! After hiking to the summit, you are rewarded with a gorgeous view of Red Rocks and the surrounding area. The total distance is 3.6 miles and the vertical gain is 1975'! Bring water and a HEADLAMP! Bad weather i.e. pouring rain or snowstorm cancels.
- Boulder Skyline Traverse *DAY HIKE*
* 5 PEAKS, 5400' ELEVATION GAIN * I've been wanting to do this hike for a while. This is possibly THE signature hike in Boulder. The goal is to hike all 5 peaks: Bear, South Boulder, Green, Flagstaff and Sanitas in one day. We won't necessarily rush it as it's an absolutely stunning hike . Starting at the South Mesa Trailhead, follow trails up to South Boulder Peak (8549'): one section of trail gains 1600' in 1 mile, making it perhaps the steepest trail in Boulder. Then, proceed to Bear Peak (8461') followed by Green Mtn (8144'). As we approach Flagstaff Mtn (6898'), we'll cross the road a few times; there are many trail crossings so it will be a bit of a navigational challenge to ensure we follow the right trail. Finally, we will get to the lowest point of the trail, basically, downtown boulder before we tackle our final peak, Mt Sanitas (6791'). Stunning scenery Outline of trails we will take: Homestead Tr from South Mesa TH -> Shadow Canyon Tr 2.2 mi Shadow Canyon Tr -> S. Boulder Peak: 1.5 mi S. Boulder Peak -> Bear Peak: 0.7 mi Bear Peak West Ridge Tr: 1.9 mi Green-Bear Tr -> Green Mtn West Ridge Tr: 1.5 mi Green Mtn West Ridge Tr -> Green Mtn: 0.5 mi Green Mtn -> Flagstaff Road via Flagstaff Tr: 1.8 mi Flagstaff Rd -> Flagstaff Mtn via Ute Tr: 0.6 mi Flagstaff Mtn -> Panorama Pt 1.5 mi Panaromana Pt -> Arapahoe Ave: 0.5 mi Arapahoe Ave -> Centennial TH: 0.5 mi Centennial TH -> Mt Sanitas Summit: 1.4 mi Mt Sanitas Summit -> Centennial TH 1.4 mi The "city" portion of our hike: go from Viewpoint Trail to Settler's park The total distance is a over 16 miles and vertical gain is 5400'. Note this is a strenuous hike due to the distance, elevation gain and sometimes challenging terrain. I will post a more detailed route description as we get closer to the date. Please make sure you have adequate food and water, a map/GPS, headlamp and CAMERA! Finally, bad weather postpones!! This site has an excellent description of the hike https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7011192/boulder-skyline-traverse
- Colorado 14ers: Mt. Antero *DAY HIKE*
Mount Antero is a 14er in the Sawatch Range near Buena Vista. This is a STRENUOUS hike. The distance is roughly 16 miles and vertical gain 5200'. This is not a good introductory winter 14er hike. More info: https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=ante1&peak=Mt.+Antero Post hike meal somewhere in Buena Vista.
- 13ers Bancroft-Parry-Eva-Flora hike from Loch Lomond
Hike FOUR 13ers along the Continental Divide starting from Loch Lomond, ending at Berthoud Pass. This is a hike of 10 miles and 3900' elevation gain. We will meet at Berthoud Pass (the ending point of the hike) and shuttle cars to Loch Lomond. We'll need some high clearance vehicles like pick up trucks/Jeeps/4Runners or similar to get up to Loch Lomond TH. This is a strenuous hike. We may need snowshoes (yes, even in June) More details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/continental-divide-loch-lomond-to-berthoud-pass