• 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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  • Dayhike in Golden Gate Canyon St. Pk.
    This is NOT a cardio hike. If that’s what you are looking for this hike is not for you. Please read all of the information. Ignore the map at the top. And ignore the address listed there. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Ward Road: Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 8:00 am. If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR. If you are going East in I-70 take the Ward Road exit and drive past the truck stop. Turn right onto Ward Road and go to the next stoplight where you will turn left into the PnR. Directions to the trailhead: From Golden turn onto the Golden Gate Canyon road and head west. Follow the signs to the State Park. We'll meet at the visitor's center. The hike: We'll hike into Frazier Meadow on the Horseshoe trail and out on the Black Bear Trail. A total loop of just under 5 miles. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. You may bring well behaved dogs on a leash. If your dog misbehaves (my decision) you will be asked to take the dog out. My cell number is[masked]

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    Golden Gate Canyon Road & Crawford Gulch Road · Golden, CO

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  • Dayhike Evergreen Mtn. East.
    We want to start this hike at 9:00 am. This is around a five mile loop with moderate elevation gain. Bring Fido if you like. This is not a cardio hike.

    Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

    30299 Buffalo Park Road · Evergreen, CO

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  • hike Boulder Lake - Rock Creek Trailhead
    hike Boulder Lake - Rock Creek Trailhead Round-Trip Length: 5.7 miles Start-End Elevation: 9,487' - 9,785' (10,127' max elevation) Elevation Change: +298' net elevation gain (+1,365' total roundtrip elevation gain) Skill Level: Moderate Dogs Allowed: Yes Boulder Lake is located 2.85 miles from Rock Creek Trailhead in the Eagles Nest Wilderness near Silverthorne. It occupies a wide berth in a spectacular alpine valley in the Boulder Creek drainage Directions From I-70, exit 205 at Silverthorne and drive 7.7 miles north on Highway 9 to Rock Creek Road (FDR 1350). The turnoff from Highway 9 is located across the street from the Blue River Campground. Follow the gravel road 1.2 miles and turn left on the road marked Rock Creek . Continue 1.7 miles to the Rock Creek Trailhead and parking area. Though suitable for most 2WD cars in good condition, the last 1.7 miles are rough and subject to washouts. 4WD - High Clearance Vehicles are recommended. 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 7:30 am You participate in this event at your own risk.

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  • hike to Lake Constantine Holy Cross Wilderness
    Details Round-Trip Length: 7.9 miles lets call it 8 anyway Start-End Elevation: 10,325' - 11,371' (11,423' max elevation) Elevation Change: +1,046' net elevation gain (+1,753' total roundtrip elevation gain) Skill Level: Moderate Dogs Allowed: Yes Lake Constantine - 7.9 Miles Round-Trip Lake Constantine is located 3.95 miles from Tigiwon Road in the Holy Cross Wilderness. It occupies an open basin near treeline ringed by damp meadows, tree-topped knolls and rocky outcrops. The lake is especially popular among backpackers for its accommodating terrain, excellent fishing and proximity to the Tuhare Lakes, Fall Creek Pass and Seven Sisters Lakes: Depending how we feel when we get to the Lake we may wonder up the trail a bit further to the lower Tuhare Lake. Directions to Trailhead The Half Moon - Fall Creek Trailhead is located 8.2 miles west of Highway 24 on Tigiwon Road. Tigiwon Road is depicted on many maps as an improved dirt road, however it's very rough. High clearance vehicles are recommended. if you take it slow a regular car can make it as well. From I-70, take Exit 171 (just west of West Vail) Minturn exit and follow Highway 24 south 4.9 miles to Tigiwon Road (right turn). Anticipate this turn, as it comes quickly on a bend in the road. Follow Tigiwon Road 8.2 miles to the trailhead. Spaces are limited, however roadside parking is permitted. Car pool - For those of you that are interested in car pooling lets meet up at woolly 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 7:00 am Sharp!!!!

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  • Fall River Pass to Milner Pass. RMNP
    This is NOT a cardio hike. If that’s what you are looking for this hike is not for you. Please read all of the information. Ignore the map at the top. And ignore the address listed there. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Directions to the northern I-25 PnR: From I-25 and 84th Ave exit 219, head east on 84th Ave to Grant St, turn left onto Grant, continue north on Grant. Go past the American Furnerature Warehouse parking lot. The PnR will be on your left. Plan on leaving from this park-n-ride at 7:00am. We want to get down before the storms arrive. Directions to the trailhead: Go North on I-25. Take exit 257 west through Loveland and on into Estes Park. Once in the park you will come to n intersection with US36. Turn right. At this point you are on Trail Ridge Road. Drive past the Alpine Visitor's Center and on down to Poudre Lake. We'll leave cars there. We'll then drive back up the the Alpine Visitor's Center and start our hike back down to the cars. We hope to start this hike around 10:am. The hike: The hike is listed as moderate to easy. A little over 4 miles. There is an 1,000 elevation loss going down. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. No dogs!!!!! My cell number is[masked]

    Needs a location

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  • A dayhike and cross-country circle up to and around the Cont. divide, the cars.
    This is NOT a cardio hike. If that’s what you are looking for this hike is not for you. Please read all of the information. Ignore the map at the top. And ignore the address listed there. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Ward Road: Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 7:00 am. If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR. If you are going East in I-70 take the Ward Road exit and drive past the truck stop. Turn right onto Ward Road and go to the next stoplight where you will turn left into the PnR. Directions to the trailhead: We'll head west on I-70 and exit on the right just as we leave the Eisenhower Tunnel. Yes!!! Exit on the right just after you exit the tunnel. The trailhead is there. The hike: From there we'll head up onto the ridge on the right. The trail climbs steadily and somewhat steeply until you reach the first swith_back. Then after you turn right it eases up a bit and continues to the top of the ridge (Continental Divide). There we'll leave the beaten path, turn to our left and work our way around the ridge to the left where we'll meet another trail that drops down, crosses a meadow and rejoins our original trail heading back to the cars. Our original trail gains about 1500 ft from the parking lot to the top of the ridge in about 2.5 miles. Then it's about 1.5 around the ridge to the intersection of the second trail leading us back down. Around the ridge is not an established trail. If, along there at any point, we have to we'll just turn around and go back the way we came. I'm guessing this hike may take around 6 hours. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. You may bring well behaved dogs on a leash. If your dog misbehaves (my decision) you will be asked to take the dog out. My cell number is[masked]. .

    Arapaho National Forest

    101 Chicago Creek Road · Idaho Springs , CO

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  • Dayhike in to St. Mary's Glacier.
    This is NOT a cardio hike. If that’s what you are looking for this hike is not for you. Please read all of the information. Ignore the map at the top. And ignore the address listed there. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Ward Road Address: 4655 Ward Rd., Wheat Ridge Directions to the park-n-ride: From 44th Ave. & Ward Rd., continue north on Ward Rd. approximately .22 miles, left into the park-n-Ride. We will plan on leaving this park-n-ride at 8:00 am. If you are going West on I-70 take the Ward Rd. exit and go straight through the stop light (do not turn left or right) at the bottom and into the PnR. If you are going East in I-70 take the Ward Road exit and drive past the truck stop. Turn right onto Ward Road and go to the next stoplight where you will turn left into the PnR. Directions to the trailhead: Drive on West 70. Get off on exit #238. Go straight .2 miles and turn right onto the Fall River Rd. Go 8.6 mile to a large parking area on your left. The hike: A half mile ascent brings up to the east shore of St. Mary's Lake. We can play around anywhere we want to in this area. Just remember. It can be cool up there even in the summer. And be careful on the Glacier. There is always a chance to get hurt up there. We will be checking out this area so we can come back during the winter and play around on the ice. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. You may bring well behaved dogs on a leash. If your dog misbehaves (my decision) you will be asked to take the dog out. My cell number is[masked]

    Arapaho National Forest

    101 Chicago Creek Road · Idaho Springs , CO

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  • Dayhike up to Devil's Head fire tower.
    This is NOT a cardio hike. If that’s what you are looking for this hike is not for you. Please read all of the information. Ignore the map at the top. And ignore the address listed there. Then if you have any questions send them to me. Directions to the PNR: Take Santa Fe Drive south out of Denver. Turn right onto CO. 67 at Sedalia. Just before you cross the second set or railroad tracks there is a parking area on your right. We will leave from there at 7:15. We're getting an early start because the parking lot at the trailhead is small. I encourage you to carpool. Directions to the trailhead: From the parking area go 9.7 miles and turn left onto Rampart Range Road. Drive 8.8 miles and bear left onto the on the entry road to the trailhead. We plan to start this hike at 8:00. The hike: This hike is 2.8 miles roundtrip. It climbs 850 ft. to the last active fire tower in Colorado, built in 1907 and improved in 1951. Once we reach the rocks there are 143 metal steps up to the tower from which there are 100 mile views in every direction. I am not a professional. You sign up for and go on this outing at your own risk. You may bring well behaved dogs on a leash. If your dog misbehaves (my decision) you will be asked to take the dog out. My cell number is[masked]

    Kenosha Pass, Pike National Forest, Colorado 80456

    Kenosha Pass, Pike National Forest, Colorado 80456 · Denver, CO

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