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Camino Perdido Trail

  • Nov 14, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is the north access to Centennial Cone at Camino Perdido.  An easy/moderate scenic 5+ mile roundtrip hike with around 600 feet of elevation gain.  The park centers on Centennial Cone, an 8879-foot-high peak which has deep drainage systems (filled with Narrow Leaf cottonwoods and willows) to the west (Mayhem Gulch) and east (Elk Creek) that drain down into Clear Creek Canyon. South of Centennial Cone, steep slopes, covered with grass, junipers and Mountain Mahogany brush, plunge 2000 feet down to Clear Creek. North, and especially northeast, the terrain is gentle grassland with large willow trees in the drainages. Trail could be muddy so come prepared with good traction shoes, poles and micro spikes, if needed.

Carpooling: Meet at 8:30am on the shoulder of Golden Gate Canyon Road (just off Hwy 93) where we'll form some carpools.

Optional Refreshment after the hike at a nearby restaurant.

Directions to Trailhead: North Access - Take Colorado Hwy 93 to Golden Gate Canyon Road.  Travel west about 8 miles to Robinson Hill Road.  Turn left and continue to Camino Perdido, the north access road into the Park.  The trailhead is approximately 1 mile south.  There is a bathroom at the trailhead.

See you there!

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 hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety.

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  • Brigitte C.

    GOLDEN city with its golden rolling hills... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this Camino Perdido trail with wonderful high country scenery and WILDLIFE. The timid but charming little deer made my day, Debbie :) as well as the quaint little town with a 'clear creek' running through it. I definitely will be back for the Candle Parade.

    November 14, 2013

  • Al P.

    very nice hike

    November 14, 2013

  • Tricia

    WOW! A gorgeous fall day in the foothills with a
    great group of friends. Top that off with a tasty lunch
    and it just doesn't get much better. Thanks Debbie!

    November 14, 2013

  • Terry G.

    Always an enjoyable hike. The deer must be slacking though since we only saw one.

    November 14, 2013

  • Debbie

    Short and a lot of fun on such a beautiful morning! Need one like this every once and a while!

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very pleasant hike with a lot of rolling hills and mountains in the background setting. Great folks to hang out with for a few hours!!!

    November 14, 2013

  • Jim H.

    Sorry I will be unable to attend.

    November 13, 2013

  • Al P.

    If anyone is coming from Boulder, I'd be interested in carpooling from the dirt parking area on 93 near Marshall Rd across from the Eldorado gas station. If interested, send an email through meetup.com

    November 13, 2013

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