Meet at Village Inn parking before at 9:00 am every Wednesday during October through April

1837 Fremont Dr. Canon City

 

 

Upcoming Schedule of Wednesday Hikes 

 

 

ALL HIKES MEET AT VILLAGE IN TO LEAVE AT 9 AM!!

 

 

Hike Summary:

 

November 16: Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs

November 23: Salida - Tenderfoot Mountain (S Mountain)

November 30: Pulpit Rock Park Loop - Colorado Springs

 

 

November 16: Garden of the Gods - Co. Springs

Directions to trailhead: From Canon City to HW 115 and take I-25 north to Hwy 24 exit and turn left. Continue on Hwy 24 until you reach 26th St. Turn right onto 26th St. then turn left on Colorado Ave. Continue on Colorado Ave. and turn right on N 30th St. Drive for about 2 miles to see the visitor center is on the right hand side. We will regroup at the Visitor Center before heading to the parking area. To get to the parking area, turn left on Gateway Rd (see the dirt parking lot on the left hand side), continue on Juniper Way Loop, the main parking lot is on the left hand side.

Note: Feel free to use Google Maps to get to the Visitor Center and then follow directions to trailhead.

Length of hike: TBD
Beginning elevation: ~6400 feet Elevation change: TBD

Difficulty: Moderate

Description: We will park at the North Main Parking on NE side of the park, hike across the paved road, and start hike at Palmer Trail on the left hand side, then hike on Siamese Twins Loop Trail - option: hike to Balanced Rock in west entrance

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November 23: Tenderfoot Mountain (S Mountain) - Salida

Directions: Take U.S. Highway 50 west to Salida. Turn right (east) on North F Street and drive to the end of the road at the Arkansas River. Cross the bridge and park in the large parking area. About 58 miles one way from Canon City.

Length of hike: 4 miles Beginning elevation: 7079 feet Elevation gain: 451 feet Difficulty: Moderate

Description: To reach the trailhead, walk about 0.2 miles across the railroad tracks and dirt road. Follow the dirt road up between a cluster of buildings located at the bottom of Tenderfoot Mountain (the "S" Mountain). You will see the trail running southeast to northeast along the bottom of the mountain.

November 30: Pulpit Rock Park Loop - Colorado Springs

Directions: From Village Inn to HW 50. Take Hwy 50 to Penrose, turn left on Hwy115 and go north, all the way to I-25. Take I-25 north, and take exit #148 - N. Nevada Ave. and go right ( south). On the first block, turn left going north (same: N Nevada Ave.). The Pulpit Rock Park is on the right hand side. Distance: 52.1 miles (one way) from VI in Canon City. Use google maps to Pulpit Rock Trailhead.

Length of hike: ~3.5 miles Beginning elevation: 6100 feet Elevation gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Description: From parking lot, hike south on Pulpit Rock Regional Trail, to Pulpit Valley Regional Trail (turn left) going east, arrive at Spurwood DI ( resident street), walk for 250ft, turn right on Bay Springs Ln, and walk 150 ft, turn right on Canyon Springs Pl., walk for about 250 ft, the end of the street is North Meadows Trail going west until Pulpit Rock Summit Trail and hike south, and meet Pulpit Rock Summit Trail on the left hand side, and continue to hike to Pulpit Rock