Hikers meet on Wednesdays, at 9:00 am, North of the Village Inn parking.
   

The monthly Meeting of the Canonland Walkers and Hikers is held on 2nd Wednesday at Cañon Coffee Cafe 10:30 A.M.

Meeting starting at 11 A.M. 

 

WEDNESDAY HIKES

 

For all hikes, meet at the Village Inn at 9 A.M for the rest of April.

 

The time change will be to 8 A.M. for the month of May and continue at 8:00* A.M. until late fall.

 

April 16 – YMCA Mountain

Leader – Doug Mack

Hike Description:

Directions to trailhead:  West of Hwy 50 for 12.3 mile to CR 3 (just past gorge bridge).  South on CR 3 for 2.5 miles to junction of CR3 and CR 28 (Copper Gulch Road).  Turn left at junction.  Continue on CR3 1 mile to CR 3A.  Go southeast about 3 miles to BLM road 6100.  Then north on BLM 6100 for 3.25 miles to trailhead.

 

April 23 – The Banks

Leader – Arlo Dupont

Directions to Trailhead:  North on Red Canyon Road just past park entrance.  Approx. 3 miles

 

April 30 – Five Point Gulch

Leader – Jerry Beatty

Directions to Trailhead: Approximately 20 miles on Hwy 50 west.

25 miles (proceeding past the Five Point Recreation Area) about 3 miles) to the steel bridge on a gentle left turning curve.  About ½ mile past the bridge is a place to make a safe U-turn.  Proceed back to bridge .  Park off of the highway on the shoulder.  Short dirt road leads to the trailhead. (Easy trail)

 

 

May 5          Raspberry Mountain   Leader:  Edith Neumaier

 

Directions:  (Same as the Crags)  From Cripple Creek drive approximately 13.5 miles on Hwy 67 (toward Divide).  Turn right onto CR 62 and drive 1.5 miles to the Mennonite Camp, stay to the right and drive another 1.5 miles to the large camping area on the left.  This is about 0.5 miles before the Crags.

 

Description:  Approx. 4 miles RT with elevation gain of 800 ft.

 

 

 

May 12  Meeting Day – Mine Ruins on Oak Creek Grade  Note – this may change to our first work day on road clean-up.

 

Hike Leader/Driving Distance/Directions:  Leader Dave Bell

 

Drive south on CR 143 (Oak Creek Grade) for 6.2 miles to trailhead parking on left.

 

Hiking distance – 1.5 to 2 miles roundtrip (1.5 hrs.)

 

Elevation difference – 410 ft. (Av. Slope 12.9%)

 

 

 

May 19 Temple Canyon  Leader – Forrest Borre

 

Round trip – approx. 3 miles.  Includes a 200 ft. elevation gain at the end.  Also there is a creek crossing.  There are stepping-stones, but be prepared in case the creek is high.

 

May 26 – Fremont Peak – Leader – Doug Mack

 

West of Cañon City on Hwy 50 to east entrance of the Royal Gorge Park.  Turn south onto Park access road and continue about 3 miles watching for picnic area.  About 0.1 mile beyond picnic area turn left onto the middle three access roads.  Park near this junction.  Hike to the top of peak.  Great views of area.

 

Hiking Distance, Elevation Gain, Difficulty Rating: round trip 3.5 miles  Elevation gain of 400 ft. 

 

Time to trailhead:  20 Minutes