The monthly Meeting of the Canonland Walkers and Hikers is held on 2nd Wednesday at El Alazan Restaurant: 1925 Fremont Dr. Canon City (between Shell gas station and Village Inn restaurant, on the north side of I-50) at 10:30 A.M.

Meeting starting at 11 A.M. 


Notice:  Daylight savings starts in April, time to change our start times to 8 A.M. starting in April.






August Hike


Some technical difficuty: August hike will be delayed to post in here but you still can see them in FaceBook:


Use Copy and Paste method, you will see the August hike in FaceBook; sorry for the delay


August Hike


August 16 – St. Charles Peak (west side) Meet at Village Inn at 0800

Hike leader/Driving Distance/ Directions:

Jerry Beatty 269-8123

From VI Caňon City, drive US 50 seven miles east past prisons to CSH 67 at the stoplight. Turn right and continue 11 miles south on CSH 67 to CSH 96 at Wetmore.  Continue 9 miles on SSH 16 at Mackenzie Junction.  Turn left at CSH 165 and proceed to the right turnoff on CR 360 at Ophir Creek Campground.  Follow CR 360 about 9-10 miles running to left at CR 369 proceeding about 4 miles to St. Charles trailhead.

Hiking Distance/Elevation gain, Difficulty Rating:

We will hike a relatively flat road for ca. 2 miles and then take the trail to the top of the peak. The gain is 300-400 ft. and RT of 5 miles. 

Difficulty rating: 3.8

Bring water, lunch and snack  Bring rain gear, camera and bug spray


August 23 – Booger Red Trail    Meet at VI at 0800

Hike leader/Driving Distance/ Directions:

Charles Rann 2769008

Approximately 35 miles (45 min.)

From VI drive west on US50 to CR 9.  Turn right onto CR 9 and proceed 11 miles north to CR11 (High Park Road) to BLM 5808 on south side of CR11.  Follow BLM 5808 for 1.4 miles to trail head.  A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Hiking Distance/Elevation gain/Difficulty Rating:

The RT for this hike is 4 miles and includes an elevation gain of 360 ft.  Elevation at trailhead: 7800 ft; elevation at destination on Booger Hill is 8160 ft.  The calculated relative difficulty is relatively easy: 2.  The hiking route follows an old ranch/mining road from the trailhead to the summit of Booger Red Hill.  There is also a short cross-country side-trip to a small cabin ruins next to Little High Creek (claimed to be the cowboy Booger Red’s cabin).


August 30 – The Crags                  Meet at VI at 0800

Hike leader/Driving Distance/ Directions:

Dale Bokowski 276-0974

Approx. 72 miles. 

From VI take US 50 east to CSH 115 at Penrose.  Take CSH 115 north past Fort Carson and exit east onto Academy Blvd.  Take Academy Blvd. east to I-25.  Take

 I-25 north to CSH 24.  Turn left (west) on CSH 24 and continue west to Divide.  Turn south on CSH 67 for 4.3 miles.  Look for a sign on the left for the turn to Crags Campground.  Follow the road all the way to the trailhead.  From the trailhead after 0.1 miles take labeled 664 A.  It crosses a log bridge and begins the ascent.

Hiking Distance/Elevation gain, Difficulty Rating:

RT of 4 miles

Elevation gain: 755 ft.

Relative difficulty (RT) 4.9

This is a beautiful hike!  The rock formations are spectacular and the environment is enchanting.



September Hikes


September 6            Fremont Peak

Difficulty/Moderate            Elevation gain/450 ft.        Hike distance/3.5 miles RT

Hike Leader-Jo Rann/ Dale Bokowski backup

Go west out of Caňon City on Hwy 50 to west entrance of Royal Gorge Park.  Turn south onto RGP access road and continue about 3 mi. watching for picnic area.  About 0.1 mi. beyond picnic area, turn left onto the middle road of three access roads.  Park near this junction.  This hike only gets more difficult close to the peak.  It involves some scrambling, loose rock and steepness.  Views are worth the scramble.  Elevation of Fremont Peak (aka/the Sleeping Indian) is approx.  7,00 ft.  Some mentioned that there is a new trail??


September 13            Meeting Day    Brookside Park Trail

Note:  The day before Joanna’s birthday.

Difficulty/Easy                    Hike distance/2-3 miles  Hike Leader-Jo Rann

Take Raynolds Ave. (turns into Ash St.) south.  Cross 115 and at Pinion Ave. turn left (east). Park is at the bottom of hill on right.  Park in area by the shelter and restroom facility.  There are a variety of trails that we can take to fill in time before our meeting.  Various mining ruins along trails.

September 20       Picnic

Difficulty/Easy – Fun

Picnic location is at Mountain View Park.     We have reserved the large pavilion on the northeast side of the parking lot.  (same as last year).  To reach the park, go north on Orchard (north of Central) until you see park sign on the right.  Bring a side dish to share.  Chicken will be provided as well as drinks. (No alcohol in the Park).  There will be games and prizes and lots of fun!  Bring you honey and enjoy the camaraderie!          

September 27       Seven Falls outside of the Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor now owns it and they have done a wonderful job rebuilding what needed to be repaired.  You can pick up a shuttle at the Broadmoor and arrive at the falls site for seniors who pay $12.50 entrance fee.  $14.00 otherwise.  It is a one-mile hike to the falls.  An elevator in the mountain will take you up to view the falls.  OR you can take 224 steps alongside the falls for a grand view.

How many steps were there down to Black Canyon of the Gunnison boat ride????

Meet at VI to carpool to the Colorado Springs. 

There is a fee of $12.50 for seniors.  More info later.