What we're about

This group is for people who want to walk (at a moderately brisk pace) for health. I live in the Ken Caryl area and started this group because it is not always safe to walk alone. Walks/hikes will be in various locations between here and the town of Littleton, in the southwest metro area, or beyond if there is interest. I am retired, so prefer to walk weekday mornings. However, in the future, we may expand to other other days/times.

The fees that I pay to meetup to host this group are $14.99 per month. If you come to a lot of my walks and would like to help me pay the meetup fees, I will appreciate any donations to help with fees. However there is no requirement to help out. More important to me than the fees is having walking partners!

Do you have ideas on where you'd like to walk/hike? Suggestions are welcome and even encouraged.

Upcoming events (3)

South Rim, Willow Creek & Fountain Valley Loops - ROXBOROUGH

Roxborough Carpool Location

SOUTH RIM, WILLOW CREEK & FOUNTAIN VALLEY LOOPS - ROXBOROUGH Terrain: Dirt, loose terrain, and rocks Distance: Approx. 5.2 miles Restrooms: There are restrooms at the visitors center, which is where we will start the hike. Walk Description: Roxborough State Park is a unique Colorado State Park with a collection of spectacular red rock formations. We will start out on the Willow Creek Trail, then connect with the South Rim Trail, and loop back to the visitors center. From there, we will walk the Fountain Valley Trail Loop, taking the small detour to the Lyons Overlook. The trail is considered moderate and has a 777 foot elevation gain. There will be some shade, but also some open area, so you should bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Dogs: No dogs allowed. Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this walk you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety. Address/Directions: We can meet up at a nearby parking lot and carpool to Roxborough, as a state park pass is required or a daily pass which costs $8 per vehicle. The parking lot is immediately after 7651 N. Rampart Range Rd on the right hand side at the intersection with Village Cir. E. If anybody has a state park pass, let me know.

Bear Creek Greenbelt - Lakewood

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BEAR CREEK GREENBELT - LAKEWOOD Terrain: Partially paved and partially dirt. Distance: Approx. 5.5 miles Walk Description: The Bear Creek Greenbelt is a great place for a nice, easy, and surprisingly scenic walk. We will walk the Greenbelt area between Wadsworth Blvd. and Fox Hollow golf course. The trail passes multiple ponds, meanders through meadows, wetland, and cottonwood forests, and generally follows Bear Creek. We will walk part of the Bear Creek Trail which is paved and part of the Stone House Trail which is a dirt trail. The trail is mostly flat with a fairly gentle grade. There are restrooms at the parking area. 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. Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this walk you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety. Address/Directions: We will meet at the Stone House Parking Area on Estes Street. From Wadsworth Blvd, turn East on Yale Ave and South on Estes St. The address is: 2900 S. Estes St. Lakewood, CO 80227

Pine Valley Ranch Park

Pine Valley Ranch Park

PINE VALLEY RANCH PARK Terrain: Dirt, loose terrain, and rocks Distance: Approx. 4 miles Restrooms: There are restrooms at the parking lot/trailhead. Walk Description: Pine Valley Ranch was once a working ranch in the early 1900s along the Platte River and the railroad. The park now includes hiking trails, a lake, picnic pavilions, miles of mountain biking trails, the old lodge, and an observatory. We will hike the following trails: Park View Trail, Strawberry Jack Trail, Buck Gulch Trail, Pine Lake Loop, North Fork View Trail, and the Narrow Gauge Trail. The Park View Trail is a shady, uphill climb to a lookout point where you will be able to see the beautiful surroundings of the valley. From the trail you will catch glimpses of the lake, the surrounding hills, as well as the rushing Platte River below. The trail moves out of the park along the Strawberry Jack portion and then back into the park on Buck Gulch portion. This area is a beautiful hike through pine forest and down to the lake. The walk along the lake is a pleasant section. We will wrap up the hike with a flat and easy hike following the North Fork of the South Platte River. The trail highlight of this trail is the rock formations and cliffs on both sides of the Platte. The trail is considered easy to moderate and has a 550 foot elevation gain. There will be some shade, but also open area, so you should bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. I have not walked this trail before, so it will be a first for me. I encourage anybody who has walked here previously to join us. 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, per Jefferson County Open Space Regulations (https://www.jeffco.us/DocumentCenter/View/8982). Important Note: This is a participate at your own risk event! Life is risky. I am not a professional guide. By signing up for this walk you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety. Address/Directions: We will meet at the Pine Valley Ranch Park trailhead. The address is: 30400 Crystal Lake Road Pine Grove, CO 80470

Past events (36)

Staunton State Park - Eagle Cliffs

Staunton State Park

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