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Hike Resthouse Meadows trail Mt. Evans Wilderness
Hike Resthouse Meadows trail Mt. Evans Wilderness Elevation gain approx 960 ft maybe more approx length 6-8 miles Resthouse Meadows Trail is a 6 mile trail located near Idaho Springs that features a river and is rated as moderate. This trail leads to Lincoln Lake from Echo Lake Campground. But we will not take the whole trail. We will start out from the Echo Lake Campground and hike in between 3-4 miles stop for a break then go back. You will need traction gear for this hike as there is snow on the trail. And if you have snow shoes bring those along as well. Wee will assess the conditions when we get to the trail head. GETTING THERE: I-70 Idaho Springs exit #240 – Hwy. 103. Go south on Hwy. 103. Travel 14 miles to Echo Lake. Car pool For those of you that are interested in car pooling lets meet up at wooly mammoth parking lot (18540 US Hwy 40 Golden, CO 80401) if you are not sure where this is please Google the address for directions. We will meet in section BB (across from the Exxon station) and leave here at 830 am This is a participate at your own risk event!

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Join us for an opportunity to meet new people while getting outdoors. Kids are welcome. Fido too on his/her leash where allowed. On weekends we usually stick fairly close to Denver with hikes offering great Colorado scenery and views. You will sometimes get to see big horn sheep (like on the Quandary climb), hawks soaring overhead (like from dinosaur Ridge) , wildflowers in the spring, and songbirds in the forest. We usually stop off for lunch on the way home.

Folks it is winter now. And we are in Colorado. Please come to your outing prepared. Depending on the outing you may need snowshoes or spikes and poles. Dress in layers and try to stay away from anything cotton. And as we get further into winter be prepared to attach your snowshoes to your pack.

We have different hikes. We do from easy to moderate hikes in the foothills with 300 to 600 feet elevation gain to more challenging hikes higher up in the mountains. Decent trail shoes or boots are recommended along with some extra clothing, a snack and some water.

We also mix in more advanced trips on a regular basis like backpacking the Grand Canyon, other National Parks and Wilderness Areas in Colorado and other states.

Please assess each the outing based on your abilities, gear and physical conditioning. Same for the kids if they plan to come along. Join the group and we'll email you the hike details, directions to the park-n-ride we're using and directions to the trailhead each week so you can make your plans.

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