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HIKE Flat Tops Wilderness to Devil's Causeway- 6 mi out n back or 10 mile loop
Devil's Causeway, a narrow strip of land in the heart of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, is notorious for causing sheer terror, or awe and thrill, for those who dare to cross it. This "land bridge" is roughly 50 feet in length, and narrows to as little as 3 feet in width. On both sides of the rough and rugged trail (terrain is the more proper term) are 60-80 foot cliffs, with steep talus slopes dropping another[masked] feet into the drainages below. Whether you consider it frightening, or thrilling, the Devil's Causeway offers hikers one of the most spectacular views in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Encompassing more than 235,000 acres, the Flat Tops are the second largest U.S. Wilderness Area in the state of Colorado. The hike will be 6 miles if you only want to go out and back or the suggested route makes a 10.2 mile loop from cars to cars. Dogs: Friendly canine companions are welcome if you are confident they can handle 10 miles of mostly trail hiking with some possible rough terrain. If FIDO comes along, please bring dog food/treats, water/bowl and anything else you know you & your dog need to have fun together. Come dressed and prepared for a full day in the mountains. That includes: * dress in layers and be sure to bring a wind shell * plenty of high energy snacks and a hearty lunch * 2+ qts of water (and drink it). Plenty more water for FIDO. * trekking poles, for those who use them * sunscreen &/or other ways to counter the sun at 11,800' elevation * insect repellant &/or headnet (you never know if they may or may not be there) Weather: Forecast is for 75*/44* and a 12 mph breeze in the nearby town of Yampa. https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Yampa+CO+USCO0420:1:US But never trust the forecast 100%. We will have a 3-hour drive on pavement to Yampa, CO then about 16 miles on mixed paved and dirt roads. They are all easily passable by pretty much any car. Depending on who shows up, we may be able to carpool. If anyone wants to drive up on Friday then meet at the trailhead, please put that information in the comments section of this calendar page.

Palisade Park and Ride Parking Lot

Exit 42, Palisade · Grand Junction, CO

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The Western Slope Adventurers (WSA) is a bunch of motivated individuals who want to get together with other outdoor minded folks to share hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, dog walks, outdoor film festivals (indoors on winter nights), photography, road and mountain biking, rafting and other water sports; and, in season, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, winter camping (or huts), outdoor ice skating and so much more.

You are encouraged to BE ACTIVE in the group. MeetUps are about just that, actively meeting up with others with shared interests.

Being a'Western Slope' group we are attracting members from Delta/ Montrose, Paonia/ Hotchkiss, Rifle/ Glenwood Springs and other areas. When members want to generate activities in those outlying areas to be posted on the WSA calendar, that is great. Everything need not emanate from Grand Junction. As a matter of fact, we are excited about locals in a variety of areas posting activities so those of us from other areas can learn where to go with the various 'locals'.

MeetUp.com allows for a principle 'Organizer' and unlimited number of Assistant Organizers and Event Organizers . If you have an event you want posted to the calendar, you can then be designated as the event organizer. After you have initiated a few events you will probably be invited to become an Assistant Organizer (AO). It will be great if we can expand our network of AOs into all the various population centers of the Western Slope.

Western Colorado is a great place to live and we will meetup up to share it and make it even better , for ourselves, our group and and larger community.

Oh and by the way, if you are from Denver, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Price or places even farther away, if you share our interests in getting outdoors, we welcome your membership.

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