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Cathedral Spires hike/scramble

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Cathedral Spires Open Space

88888888 S Platte River Road · Foxton, CO

How to find us

Meet at the Trailhead on S Platte R Rd

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Details

You will need to join the waiting list if you want to go. I must know you and your ability or I will not permit you on this exploratory hike.

Cathedral Spires is a relatively new Jeffco Open Space Park. It is immediately north of the River in the S Platte Canyon near Foxton. To reach the trailhead from town drive US285 southbound. Pass through Aspen Park, pass the exit for Evergreen (Hwy73) and then take the exit for Foxton Road / Kennedy Gulch. After the exit drive under the overpass and proceed to southeast-bound Foxton Rd. Go to the end of Foxton Rd (8.2 miles) and turn right onto S Platte River Rd (County Road 96) headed west toward Buffalo Creek and Pine. Drive west along the river for about 2.4 miles to the TH. S Platte River road is hard surfaced but it is winding and narrow.

This will be an exploratory hike. I do not know if there is a trail. There will certainly be some rock scrambling near the top. Cathedral Spires is a destination mainly for technical rock climbers. We will NOT do any technical climbing. The route is very steep and there is exposure at the top so I consider this to be a difficult hike.

Beginning location: N39°24.75' W105°15.20 there is a small parking lot and info kiosk at the TH on the north side of the S Platte R road

Beginning elevation: 6543'

Top elevation: 8500'

Elevation gain: 2000' or more

Distance (round trip): 4 miles

Gradient: 20% on average and more in places (really steep)

Time on trail: four hours at least

We will not attempt this hike if there is snow on the ground.

You participate in this event at your own risk.