Past Meetup

Reynolds Park snowhike

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Details

Here are the directions: from US285 west of Aspen Park exit at Kennedy Gulch/Foxton Road and go under the overpass to head southeast on Foxton Road, drive 5.5 miles to the Park. The parking lot is on the west side of the road (right) and is pretty big. There is another smaller lot farther south but we will use the northern one. We will meet near the info kiosk and bridge at the south end of the parking lot. There is a pit toilet at the parking lot.

Pretty good features of this hike: Great views from the top all the way south to Pikes Peak, only hikers and equestrians are allowed on the trails.

We will hike up Oxen Draw, make the loop on Eagle's View and come down Raven's Roost. The trails are steep in places but in good condition. The view from the top makes the effort worthwhile. We will hike at photo-taking pace (not very fast).

There will be some packed snow and ice on the trail so bring your traction aids and poles. If there has been significant snow bring snowshoes. Gaiters are always good for keeping snow out of your boot tops.

Bring plenty of water to drink and dress in layers. We will have lunch in Conifer or Aspen park after the hike if you wish.

Starting elevation: 7170 feet (N39°27.901' W105°14.137')

Highest elevation: 8120 feet (N39°27.610' W105°15.053')

Net elevation gain: 1400 feet

Distance along the trail: 4 miles

Pace: moderate (about 2 miles per hour)

time on the trail: three hours

subjective rating: moderate due to steepness

Well-behaved dogs are OK but must keep their owners on a leash (Open Space is quite firm about this)

You participate in this event at your own risk.

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