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Let's Hike the Dewey Mountain Trail in Green Mountain Falls

Let's explore the new Dewey Mountain Trail in Green Mountain Falls and return via the Garden of Eden.

Distance: About 5.5 Miles round trip

Elevation Gain: About 1700 Feet

Hike Time: About 5 Hours including travel time

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult due to steep elevation gain then coming down through the switchbacks

Trail Condition: Mostly good and fairly well marked

Hike Type: Loop

Hike Comments: From the parking area on Ute Pass Ave, we'll walk northwest through GMF to the Dewey Mtn trail head at the eastern end of Myrtle St. We'll follow the trail as it heads west past Mt Dewey, and then it turns south and intersects the Catamount Trail in the Garden of Eden. We'll stop for a snack/lunch and relaxation somewhere, then we'll return to GMF via the Catamount Trail down the switchbacks and then Belvedere Ave.

Directions to trailhead: If you're meeting us at the trailhead, we should get there at about 8:35 a.m. Take US-24 to the second Green Mtn Falls/Chipita Park exit and then turn left onto Green Mountain Falls Rd (turn right if coming from Teller County). Follow Green Mountain Falls Rd. for 0.4 miles and then turn left onto Ute Pass Ave. Park on the north (left) side of the road, near the base of Hondo Ave. (If you take the first GMF exit from the Springs, you then just go right and continue through town past the lake. Continue straight and you'll see parking next to the park on the right.)

Things to Remember: Hiking boots or shoes, hiking poles, day pack, hat and gloves, sunglasses, snack/lunch, water, and camera – dress in warm layers because temperatures are expected to be below freezing. Microspikes are also suggested -- we may not need them but need to get used to carrying them anyway.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome and should be kept on-leash at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets.

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  • Joni

    Seven human hikers plus Denali and Allie -- going uphill in the sunshine it actually felt warm, but cool in the shade (no surprise). Thanks to everyone for coming.

    4 days ago

  • Joni

    Hi Friends, as of 2 p.m. Wednesday we have 6 people signed up for the hike tomorrow, and I'm hoping for at least a couple more. I'm planning to wear one more layer than I did today because we may not have the benefit of the warming sunshine, and right now it looks like temperatures will be below freezing for the whole hike. Don't forget to bring microspikes if you have them, and let's go have some fun!

    5 days ago

  • Janet V.

    Hmmm my track log last time we did it was 6.6 miles and total ascent is 2461. Because there is a lot of up and down it tracks it all not just lowest to highest point of hike. So it is a good one!! I down loaded it on my computer for the accurate log.

    6 days ago

    • Joni

      Janet, the last time we did it they had re-marked the trail with new ribbons -- it was prettier and shorter. That was the time we came down through the beautiful changing aspens -- were you there that time? Anyway, I took the elevation and mileage from my track on that date -- can't guarantee it was right though.

      6 days ago

    • Janet V.

      Dont' think so, I will see how I feel and might be able to join you. Just won't get home until late tomorrow.

      1 · 6 days ago

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