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Our main goal/ mission is to explore as many wonderful hikes/ snowshoe trails, snowboarding, skiing, hut trips, camping, backpacking, spelunking, canyoneering, etc.,as well as general socializing, restaurants/pubs/taverns as possible in a safe and responsible manner, so that members can get a greater sense of all that Colorado has to offer and enjoy. Some of these we have experienced before, but many will be new to us as well.

Come join us!

PLEASE READ OUR GENERAL RULES AND LIABILITY WAIVER (You are required to read, understand and agree to all of our general rules and liability waiver in order to participate in our events. It is NOT necessary for you to physically sign the waiver for it to be in effect) - you can find it here: https://www.meetup.com/Trails-and-Ales-etc/pages

Upcoming events (4+)

Walker Ranch Hike

Walker Ranch Trailhead

The Walker Ranch loop is a hike that offers something for everyone: a waterfall, beautiful meadows, scenic views of the city and snow capped peaks, challenging inclines, two bridges, and possibly even a train.


Distance: 7.7 miles

Elevation: 1800 ft.

Directions: From Chautauqua Park drive ~7.9 miles up Flagstaff Rd and turn left on the dirt road leading to the TH parking lot.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.


Although the Chautauqua parking lot is a good meeting place it is usually full on weekends. An alternative is to meet at Grant & Cascade (instead of turning left from Baseline to Chautauqua, turn right onto Grant then go one block). There is plenty of parking there. I'd like to carpool so if you want to join me then meet there at 9 am..

Weekly Monday after work hike!!

Bluffs Regional Park

Note: Time change to 5 pm.

We will meet at the covered gazebo to do a quick circle of introductions and have a leisurely social hike to catch up on our week and meet some new friends along with old friends on a weekly basis!!!

Popular trail offering views of Denver, the Front Range and wildlife. Bluffs Regional Park Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located in Lone Tree that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Minimal elevation gain. Dog friendly, on-leash.

We can go a bit longer than the 2.8 miles to visit the Stone Benches of Colorado which adds 1-2 miles to the hike.

Hopefully we’ll catch an amazing sunset!!

If there’s interest, we’ll head over to Clock Tower Grill afterwards. They have a great happy hour food/drink menu. Nice patio in the summer.

Clock Tower Grill
9360 Station St, Unit 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Music Video Bingo

The Glenn Bar & Grill

Ready to try something new. Do you know music join us for music video bingo every Monday at glenn's bar and grill. It's the bingo option for music lovers with prizes for our winners. So far we have won $65 in gift cards. I even got a hat. it is super fun..sometimes I even dance to the music!!

Walk and Talk-o

1423 S Pearl St

Back to 6:30PM Start by popular demand. It will be dark folks. So, be ready with light of some kind, like a headlamp. Let's be careful to stick together too.

Join me for a walk around one of Denver’s best parks, Washington Park. We’ll meet at 1423 S Pearl Street and walk over to the park. We’ll walk around the park one time and return to South Pearl. Total round trip is about 3.5 miles.

When we meet up we will figure out if we need a fast, moderate, and slow group or if we are all going to stick together. We have many new people joining every week and some regulars. I'll need a volunteer leader for the moderate and slow groups. The slower crew has historically walked the interior of the park which is less mileage. And, the fast/moderates have done the exterior for more mileage.

Walkers who want to have tacos can go to Que Suerte (also on South Pearl) for Taco Tuesday. The staff at Que Suerte really loves having us there. If you choose to stay for tacos, please be prepared to order food or drink and tip our servers.

The feedback from the group has been to walk or at least get talk-o's every week no matter the weather. #coloradostyle

Here is a suggested gear list for colder, rainy, or snowy weather:
Under Armor or multiple layers of clothing
Warm Socks
Waterproof shoes
Hard shell- waterproof jacket
Snow pants or waterproof pants
Goggles if it's snowing
If there's tons of snow - maybe snow shoes lol
If there's snow or ice: YakTrax or something similar like these for $9 https://www.amazon.com/Roohiseng-Crampons-Traction-Stainless-Mountaineering/dp/B09LC31249/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=22XMH8RZ8X66W&keywords=yaktrax&qid=1667576603&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI0LjU2IiwicXNhIjoiMy44OCIsInFzcCI6IjMuNzUifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=yaktra%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1

Past events (3,638)

Smoking Yards bbq and Grateful Dead cover show

Smokin Yard's BBQ

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