What we're about

GLS (Gay and Lesbian Sierrans) is going digital! Bye bye email, hello Meetup.

Our vision and culture to welcome LGBTQ people and allies are the same, however. We believe in getting people in the outdoors in a safe and organized manner. All of our leaders are trained in outdoor leadership, ethics, and wilderness medicine. We have been part of the Sierra Club and the gay community for over 15 years. Together we can explore and protect our wild places.

Over the next few months, we will be reorganizing and looking for new leaders (we'll train you!). Let us know what you would like to see in terms of events and if you would like to help maintain this community organization.

Our outings are inclusive. While we are providing space for the LGBTQ and allies community, any lover of the outdoors is welcome to join us.

Upcoming events (2)

Bakerville, CO: Grizzly Gulch, Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek County

Grizzly Gulch snowshoe is what the National Forest Service says features “Everestesque” views of the North Ridge of Torrey’s Peak. We will travel at a moderate pace on this moderately difficult trail and travel a total distance of at least 4.5 miles, out and back, with an elevation gain of 900 feet. We’ll start at the ghost town of Bakerville at 9800 feet elevation along I-70 and proceed up a county road that doubles, in part, as the Continental Divide Trail. After about a mile the trail splits and travels past historic mining sites up to tree line. If all agree, we may continue another mile or so. Beautiful views of the peaks north of I-70 will accompany our return trip. Be sure to bring warm clothes including hat, gloves, layered clothing, water, snacks and snowshoes. Microspikes or similar devices may be appropriate on portions of the trail. We will stop on the trail for a snack or lunch unless it is very cold and windy. We will have an optional apres-snowshoe stop over in Idaho Springs which could, at your discretion, include a late lunch and/or beverages. We expect to be back in the Denver area by late afternoon. We will meet at the Wooly Mammoth Lot, 18561 US-40, Golden, CO[masked]

Social event - Stout Month at Denver's Vine Street Pub

Vine Street Pub & Brewery

Share a pint with GLS of nearly all stouts brewed in Colorado during Stout Month at the Vine Street pub in Denver, 1700 Vine Street. Always a popular event, the Mountain Sun family of 5 locations is celebrating its 26th year honoring the style of beer which originated in 1677 as "stout porters". This terminology referred to the alcohol content and complexion; stouts tended to be of higher alcohol content originally but can now be of varying strengths.

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