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Camaraderie. Conversation. Fresh Air & Exercise
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.
Upcoming events (3)See all
- Dayhike Caribour Ranch.Caribou Ranch Open Space Parking & Trailhead, Nederland, CO
Directions to carpool: Directions to the Sheridan and U.S. 36 PnR. Going toward Boulder on U.S. 36 take the Sheridan exit. At the stoplight turn right. Go one block and turn right again. In a few blocks the parking area will be on your right just before the parking garage.
Directions to trailhead: Drive to Boulder. Just as you enter Boulder, turn left onto Rt 119 to Nederland. Take rt. 72 out of Nederland. Just as you start up the road above Nederland you will see a sign that says Caribou. That is not the one you want. Keep driving ahead on rt. 72 and you will come to another sign where there is a turn to the left. Turn left there and it's a short ways to the trailhead. There are restrooms at the trailhead.
The hike: This is about a five-mile hike with a loop at the far end. We'll also go through the old Bluebird Mine complex and on a little ways to a cascade where there's a picnic table. There is little elevation change in this hike.
Sorry, no dogs allowed.
After the hike there's a very good German restaurant in Nederland where we can stop.
- Dayhike White Ranch.Needs location
Directions to trailhead: Take CO. 93 north out of Golden for about one mile. Turn left onto the Golden Gate Canyon Road. There is a stoplight there. After you turn there is a gravel area there on the left if people want to meet there and carpool. Carpoolers be at the gravel area by 7:30. Go about 4.1 miles to Crawford Gulch Road. Turn right and follow the signs to White Ranch Park. You will come into a paved parking lot. Keep going down the hill and park in the lower parking lot. There are restrooms there.
The hike: We're going to do a loop. It's about 4 miles with a climb at the end into the upper parking lot. We'll walk back down to our vehicles.
- Camp/dayhike in Canyonlands and Arches Nat. Parks.Canyonlands National Park, Utah, UT$35.00
We have a group campsite from Sunday, Oct. 15th returning to Denver on the 19th. We'll be staying in the Dutch Oven Group campsite, Loop A, in the Needles CG. It's tents only.
I'll be leaving Denver on Sunday morning. It's 7 hours to the campground. We'll be camping in our campsite and do dayhikes out of there. We will have chances to buy ice and food in Moab. We'll be in that area at least twice. There is also a small store just before you enter the park.
There will be a fee of $35/person for this event. The best way to get that to me is Paypal.
If you want to join us for this trip, for now, send me an e-mail.
We'll also be doing a dayhike in Arches Nat. Park.
I'll set up a carpool for Sunday if anybody's interested.