What we're about

We are a community of queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex) and straight hikers, skiers, backpackers and more. We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. All orientations, straight and gay, are welcome as well as all gender identities and expressions.
Being queer puts a different slant on life and laughing helps us through the rough times. Our unique brand of humor distinguishes gay hiking from its all straight counterpart. And yes that means we have more fun, but you already knew that!
Our group centers around day hiking, camping, overnight backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing/snowboarding, fishing, peak bagging and dog friendly trips.
Our day hiking adventures include beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Our backpacking adventures, typically 1-3 nights,include spring, summer and winter trips in the Rocky Mountains. All skill levels are welcome.

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Our meetups are focused on building quality friendships in a no-pressure environment. We enjoy each other's company on the trail and recoup with comforting foods after a great trip.
If you are new to playing in the Rocky Mountains, you are in good company. Many of our members recently moved to Colorado and need to ease into their outdoor experiences. If you have any questions about the group or preparing for activities, let me know.
Best,
Terry Norton

terry.norton@gmail.com

Upcoming events (2)

Sloan’s Lake After Work Walk & Happy Hour

Sloan Lake

We've done this before, and we're doing it again!

I've missed you all! Let's get together during the cozy season and reminisce about sunnier times!

We’ll do a loop of the lake starting at the barriers where Newton and 17th is barricaded off for pedestrians and bikes. We will end at The Patio at Sloans for some good cheer and food. There is no charge for this event, but your dinner and drinks is on you. I'll book us a table based on number of attendees.

Sloans lake has a fully paved path around the lake so tennis shoes are fine. The path is kept quite clear, but there are sometimes icy patches, or melting snow puddles during winter. Its a 2.6-3 mile loop, depending on which paths we take, and its smooth, flat and has no inclines.

At a comfortable walking pace we should finish the loop in about 45 minutes. It’ll be cold, so bring layers!

We’ll meet at 5:00, boots up at 5:10. Hope to see you there!

FIRST TIMERS
If this is your first meetup with Hiking With Pride, RSVP and then complete the short form following the link below. Organizers need to keep your emergency contact's information on file in case of an accident or other emergencies. Please include a photo of your face in your meetup account. Safety first!
http://goo.gl/WpR3GV

DISCLAIMER
Your safety is your choice. Part of the fun in a group is learning new things about the outdoors. We share stories, tips and happily share our knowledge of gear and trails with others. Though we care about your well being, your personal safety is 100% your responsibility on a trip. The trip organizer provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together but has no responsibility or liability for the safety of participants.

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Ski or Ride Winter Park!

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Join us for a trip to Winter Park!

DISCLOSURE: I have never been to Winter Park so others who have knowledge of the mountain please JOIN or REACH OUT with tips and tricks!!

The Basics

  • This event is targeted at advanced beginner/novice intermediate skiers/boarders.
  • Beware that slower Green, or advanced skiers who choose to attend this Meetup may be riding alone unless another member attends and chooses to join you.
  • Other levels may join, but having someone join them on their preferred terrain is not guaranteed and is based on member turnout.

Winter Park Express Train (6:25 a.m. Union Station)
The train ride is beautiful, avoids traffic, and gives you some time to get to know others in the group. 30% FULL AS OF 2/5

  • Meet me (Dustin) inside Union Station at 6:25 a.m. (Blue jacket).
  • Look for the group at the old wooden benches near the flower kiosk.
  • At 6:35 a.m. sharp, we'll leave to board the train.
  • If you board without us, find us at the meeting point at the resort.
  • You can buy food and drinks on the train or avoid the line by bringing your own.
  • While skiing, you can store your gear on the train.
  • Buy tickets here. Purchase a round-trip ticket from DEN to Winter Park Resort (WPR, not WPS). Either Upper Level or Lower Level tickets will work. Tickets start at $34 and prices rise as the train fills up.

If you're driving from Denver
Expect weekend traffic to create long delays. Please plan accordingly.

Meeting Point (9 a.m. Starbucks)

  • 9:00 - 9:15: The train arrives (usually).
  • Please meet us at the Starbucks in the Winter Park Village / West Portal Station (map).
  • We will head to the lifts immediately after the train passengers arrive.

Après Ski (Derailer Bar)
The group does not officially host an après. People tend to wind down their days at different times. But all of us usually end up at the Derailer Bar.

Depart via Train (4:00 p.m.)
Please find us at the train boarding area at 4:00 or a little earlier.

Of Note

  • Have fun!
  • Be good to each other. Volunteers run this group. Please treat the host and other attendees with kindness and respect.
  • Don't ski or ride like a jerk. Know The Code.
  • Please only sign up if you intend to ski/ride with the group on the day of the event.
  • If you plan to take the train, add a comment so we know to look for you.
  • Snow report

FIRST TIMERS
If this is your first meetup with Hiking With Pride, RSVP and then complete the short form following the link below. Organizers need to keep your emergency contact's information on file in case of an accident or other emergencies. Please include a photo of your face in your meetup account. Safety first!
http://goo.gl/WpR3GV

DISCLAIMER
Your safety is your choice. Part of the fun in a group is learning new things about the outdoors. We share stories, tips and happily share our knowledge of gear and trails with others. Though we care about your well being, your personal safety is 100% your responsibility on a trip. The trip organizer provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together but has no responsibility or liability for the safety of participants.

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Past events (895)

South Platte River Walk (3 miles, easy)

RTD - Littleton/Mineral Station Park-N-Ride