Hikers meet on Wednesdays, at 8:00 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. 





August Hikes

Meet at Village Inn  8 A.M.

08/06/14          Alpine Tunnel

Hike Leader:  Dale Bokowski

Directions:          From Cañon City drive directly west on US 50 to Salida to Poncha Springs. Turn north from US 50 at Poncha spring onto CSH 285 north to Nathrop, CO.  Turn west on CR 162 and travel west to St. Elmo.  Turn left at St. Elmo on CR 295 and continue several miles to the trailhead.

Hiking Distance, Elevation Gain, Difficulty Rating:          The hike is about 5 miles RT and follows an old railroad grade (2% slope).  The elevation gain is less than 300 ft.  At the tunnel entrance, now closed by blasting, the trail proceeds steeply about ½ mile to the Continental Divide for a grand view to the west and the tunnel portal. 

Calculated Difficulty:  3.8  This hike is rated easy to moderate.  High clearance 4WD vehicles are recommended from St. Elmo to the trailhead.  After the hike we may return to St. Elmo for ice cream.

ALSO: DON’T FORGET: rain gear and bug spray


08/13/14          Reynolds Ave. Quarterly Cleanup

Meet at the Riverwalk parking lot across from the Recreation District.


08/20/14  Deer Have Ranch –Thompson Mountain

Hike Leader:  To be named later

Directions: (Directions)  West on US50 to Hwy 9, then northwest 8.5 miles to CR11 (High Park Road), then north on CR11 for 5.2 miles to CR 69 (entrance to Deer Haven Ranch), then south on CR69 for 0.8 miles to BLM road 5828, then west 0.8 miles to trailhead at gate.

Hiking Distance, Elevation Gain, Difficulty Rating:          5.8 miles roundtrip, elevation at trailhead, 8205 ft, elevation at summit of Thompson Mtn. 8720 ft.

Calculated Difficulty Rating – 3.9

This loop hike is located within the western portion of Deer Haven Ranch, which is no longer a ranch but consists of BLM Public Lands and State Trust Lands that are managed for wildlife and non-motorized recreation uses. 



08/27/14          Booger Red Trail

Hike Leader:  Charles Rann

Directions: (Directions)  West on US50 to CSH 9.  Then north on CSH 9 to County Road 11. Proceed east on County Road 11 (High Park Road) to Forest Designated Road 5808 on south side of CR11.  A four-wheel drive vehicle is best for accessing the trail for Booger Red.  A very nice hike of easy to moderate difficulty.  No significant elevation change.


Calculated Difficulty: 3.2




September 3 Marion Mine above  Lake Isabel                    Leader – Jim Mathis

Elevation gain – 760 ft. Elevation highest 9600 ft.  Elevation lowest 8840 ft.

3.1 miles round trip

Rated – east

Note change in dates for picnic  Explanation found in old business

September 10 – Pueblo Mountain Park           Leader Suzanne Martinchalk

Elevation gain 720 ft.  Elevation highest 7400ft.  Elevation lowest 6680 ft.

A total of 6 miles of trails in the park.  Example:  North ridge and Mace trails loop with Devil’s Canyon side trip loop – total of 3.1 miles


September 17 Picnic / hike New Trail at Royal Gorge    Leader Dave Walker

Meet at the VI at regular time of 8 A.M.  This is picnic day at the Bokowski’s.

Those of you who have food to drop off, leave them at the B’s before the hike.


September 24  The Craigs                                     Leader - ?

Elevation gain 755 ft.  Roundtrip is 4 miles

Great rock formations and possible Fall colors.

Directions:  South 4.3 miles on Hwy. 67 from Hwy 24 W. Divide.