What we're about

I started this group to get out and hike for health, so our goal is to hike at a moderately brisk pace. Since I am retired, we will mostly hike on weekday mornings, but there will be some weekends during the winter when trails are not as busy. So if you are a moderate hiker that enjoys hiking in the morning, join us on some great hikes!

For weather forecasts, here is a great website. You can get forecasts for parks, mountains, etc: https://www.weather.gov/

The fees that I pay to meetup to host this group are $16.49 per month. If you come to a lot of my hikes and would like to help me pay the meetup fees, I appreciate any donations to help with fees. However there is no requirement to help out. More important to me than the fees is having hiking partners!

I have a liability waiver that must be signed before attending an event. The waiver can be found in meetup at the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Littleton-Walking-For-Health/about/

Note that if you are using the meetup app on a pad or phone, you cannot get to the above link. You must be using meetup on the web at meetup.com to access the waiver. You may print it from the link above, sign it, and bring it with you to your first event. Or I will have copies with me at the trailhead. If you choose to sign it at the trailhead, please arrive to the event early so that we can depart on time for the hike. Thanks.

Upcoming events (5)

Fowler to Rattlesnake Gulch Loop - Eldorado Canyon State Pk

FOWLER TO RATTLESNAKE GULCH LOOP - ELDORADO CANYON STATE PARK Difficulty: Moderate: about 7.5 miles with about 1,400 feet elevation gain. FEE: WE WILL BE PARKING OUTSIDE THE PARK AND WALKING IN. IF YOU HAVE AN ANNUAL STATE PARKS PASS, BRING YOUR WALK-IN PASS WITH YOU. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ANNUAL PASS, THERE IS A $4 FEE TO WALK IN, SO BRING $4 CASH WITH YOU. COVID-19: This will be a social distancing hike, where everyone is to keep at least 6 feet apart at all times. A face covering is highly encouraged. If you feel ill, have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who is ill or diagnosed with COVID-19, please do NOT sign up for this hike. HIKE DESCRIPTION: Eldorado Canyon State Park preserves a truly golden section of the Rocky Mountain Foothills near Boulder, Colorado. Its pointed cliffs framing South Boulder Creek are a playground for climbers. We will hike the Fowler Trail to Rattlesnake Gulch Trail, which takes a moderate route up the side of Eldorado Canyon to the Crags Hotel Site and the Continental Divide Overlook. We will do the following hike in alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/continental-divide-overlook-via-fowler-to-rattlesnake-gulch-loop WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Water, snacks, layers of clothing, good hiking shoes/boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, hiking poles (if you find them helpful), and anything else you deem essential. PLEASE ALSO BRING MICROSPIKES IN CASE WE NEED THEM! REQUIRED WAIVER: Note that if you have not already done so, you must sign the updated waiver prior to this hike. I will have copies at the trailhead that you can sign or you may print, sign, and bring it with you from the following website: https://www.meetup.com/Littleton-Walking-For-Health/pages/30256870/Liability_Waiver_Updated/ If you choose to sign at the trailhead, please arrive early so that we can depart for the hike timely. IMPORTANT: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide and am simply hosting this event. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are capable of performing this hike and that you are solely responsible for your own safety. ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: We will meet at the Fowler Trailhead. Parking is along the road on CR 67. To get there, click on the alltrails link above and click Directions.

Spruce Mountain Trail - Larkspur

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SPRUCE MOUNTAIN TRAIL - LARKSPUR Difficulty: Easy/Moderate: about 5.5 miles with about 600 feet elevation gain. COVID-19: This will be a social distancing hike, where everyone is to keep at least 6 feet apart at all times. A face covering is highly encouraged. If you feel ill, have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who is ill or diagnosed with COVID-19, please do NOT sign up for this hike. HIKE DESCRIPTION: Spruce Mountain offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, Eagle Mountain, and the rolling hills of Greenland and Larkspur. The Spruce Mountain Trail gently switchbacks up taking in views of Greenland Open Space, surrounding buttes, Pikes Peak, the Palmer Divide, Carpenter Creek, and thousands of acres of protected open space. This is a loop trail with some sun and some shade. We will do the following hike in alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/spruce-mountain-trail WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Water, snacks, layers of clothing, good hiking shoes/boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, hiking poles (if you find them helpful), and anything else you deem essential. PLEASE ALSO BRING MICROSPIKES IN CASE WE NEED THEM! REQUIRED WAIVER: Note that if you have not already done so, you must sign the updated waiver prior to this hike. I will have copies at the trailhead that you can sign or you may print, sign, and bring it with you from the following website: https://www.meetup.com/Littleton-Walking-For-Health/pages/30256870/Liability_Waiver_Updated/ If you choose to sign at the trailhead, please arrive early so that we can depart for the hike timely. IMPORTANT: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide and am simply hosting this event. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are capable of performing this hike and that you are solely responsible for your own safety. DOGS: Allowed on a leash. Please be sure your dog is well behaved and can handle the length of the walk. Dog owners must clean up pet excrement. ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: We will meet at the Spruce Mountain Trailhead parking lot. The address is 13415 Spruce Mountain Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118. You can also click on the alltrails link above and click Directions. Or if you use Google Maps, you can type in “Spruce Mountain Open Space Trailhead” and it will take you to the parking area.

Staunton Ranch, Old Mill, and Border Line Trail Loop

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STAUNTON RANCH, OLD MILL, AND BORDER LINE TRAIL LOOP Difficulty: Moderate: about 8.3 miles with about 1,300 feet elevation gain. FEE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ANNUAL STATE PARKS PASS, A PASS FOR THE DAY IS $9. COVID-19: This will be a social distancing hike, where everyone is to keep at least 6 feet apart at all times. A face covering is highly encouraged. If you feel ill, have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who is ill or diagnosed with COVID-19, please do NOT sign up for this hike. HIKE DESCRIPTION: Staunton is Colorado's newest state park, which opened to the public in 2013. This is a lollipop trail with beautiful scenic views of rock cliffs, distant mountains, and expansive valley views. We will do the following hike in alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/staunton-ranch-old-mill-and-border-line-trail-loop WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Water, snacks, layers of clothing, good hiking shoes/boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, hiking poles (if you find them helpful), and anything else you deem essential. PLEASE ALSO BRING MICROSPIKES IN CASE WE NEED THEM! REQUIRED WAIVER: Note that if you have not already done so, you must sign the updated waiver prior to this hike. I will have copies at the trailhead that you can sign or you may print, sign, and bring it with you from the following website: https://www.meetup.com/Littleton-Walking-For-Health/pages/30256870/Liability_Waiver_Updated/ If you choose to sign at the trailhead, please arrive early so that we can depart for the hike timely. IMPORTANT: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide and am simply hosting this event. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are capable of performing this hike and that you are solely responsible for your own safety. ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: We will meet at the Staunton State Park Upper Parking Lot. Do not park at the first parking area by the entrance/fee station. Instead continue up the road to the larger parking area on the right. We will meet in that parking lot. To get there, you can either click on the alltrails link above and click directions. Or if you use google maps, you can type in “Staunton State Park - Upper Parking Lot” and that should take you to the trailhead. The Staunton State Park address is: 12102 S. Elk Creek Road Pine, CO 80470

Carpenter Peak - Roxborough State Park

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ROXBOROUGH STATE PARK - CARPENTER PEAK TRAIL Difficulty: Moderate - about 6.5 miles with approx. 1000 feet elevation gain. NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ANNUAL STATE PARKS PASS, THERE IS A $9 FEE TO ENTER THE PARK. COVID-19: This will be a social distancing hike, where everyone is to keep at least 6 feet apart at all times. A face covering is highly encouraged. If you feel ill, have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who is ill or diagnosed with COVID-19, please do NOT sign up for this hike. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This trail climbs to the 7,166 foot Carpenter Peak which is the high point in Roxborough State Park. The surrounding red rock formations are truly impressive dramatic hogbacks, spires, and monoliths of sandstone. While this trail is steep in sections, the climb up to Carpenter Peak is well worth the effort. See the following hike in Alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/carpenter-peak-trail WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Water, snacks, layers of clothing, good hiking shoes/boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, hiking poles (if you find them helpful), and anything else you deem essential. PLEASE ALSO BRING MICROSPIKES IN CASE WE NEED THEM! REQUIRED WAIVER: Note that if you have not already done so, you must sign the updated waiver prior to this hike. I will have copies at the trailhead that you can sign or you may print, sign, and bring it with you from the following website: https://www.meetup.com/Littleton-Walking-For-Health/pages/30256870/Liability_Waiver_Updated/ If you choose to sign at the trailhead, please arrive early so that we can depart for the hike timely. IMPORTANT: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide and am simply hosting this event. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are capable of performing this hike and that you are solely responsible for your own safety. DOGS: Not allowed in the park. ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: We will meet at the Roxborough State Park Visitors Center. You can click on the Alltrails link above and click directions. Or if you use google maps, you can type in “Roxborough State Park”.

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