Meet at Village Inn parking lot at 8:00 am every Wednesday during summer: 

1837 Fremont Dr. Canon City

 

Upcoming Schedule of Wednesday Hikes 

 

 

Meet at 8:00 am for October Hikes.  November Hikes beginning at 9 AM.  

 

 

11/27/2019 - Sand Gulch *At the Village Inn, we will decide where to leave specific cars.

Directions: North on Red Canyon Rd. to the Banks turnoff.  This is the last road on the left before Red Canyon Road turns into Shelf Road.  We will leave a car at the lower parking lot to be used to transport the drivers of the remaining vehicles back to the top of the road where the hike will begin.

Description: The hike will start at the top of the Banks Campground area and proceed down Sand Creek finishing at the lower campground area a short walk from the lower parking lot.  There awesome rocks to navigate around as we proceed down Sand Creek.  The views of the dry creek bed and the climbing walls are great.

 

 

December 4 Intermann Trail/ Section 16

 

Leader:   Hon Chu

 

To get to the Section 16 Trailhead, (Directions) From Cañon City drive north on CSH 115 to I-25.  From I-25 take the Cimarron Street exit west.  Cimarron Street will turn into Hwy 24.  Turn south on 26th St. from US Hwy 24 near Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs.  Continue on 26th to 5-way intersection with Gold Camp Road, Wheeler, and Bear Creek Road.  Take Upper Gold Camp Road (right turn) and follow it to the parking lot with the big sign for Section16.

The section 16 trailhead has plenty of off-street parking.  However, if necessary, there is an auxiliary parking lot (really just a big turnout) a 100ft. or so up the road on the left.

There are no sanitary facilities.

Hiking Distance:  Roughly 5 miles

 

December 11   Conduit Nature Trail -  Lake Pueblo

 

Leader: Hon Chu

 


Rating:  Easy
Directions: South through Florence to Wetmore, East to Pueblo Reservoir – follow the signs & leader to park.
Distance/Time to Trailhead:  Approx.  45 minutes
Description:  3-4 miles – trail was constructed to follow the conduit that brought water from the river to the “old CF&I Steel Mill’ in Pueblo – an engineering feat, also note the sandstone limestone & shale that were once the bottom of a large shallow, shallow ocean.  Nice views of the Arkansas River Valley & Pikes Peak. 

 

December 18 --Print Mines Interpretive Park – Calhan

 

Leader: Hon Chu

 

Length:  3.4 miles

Rating:  Easy to moderate

Gain:  334 ft

Direction: Take I-25 north ( whatever route ) to I-24 North-east to the city of Calhan, turn right on N Calhan Hightway ( the last road in the city ), continue drive for couple hundred feet – turn left on Paint Mine Rd. (dirt road); the road will turn right – and there is sign and park lot on your left showing Paint Mines Interpretive Part

 

December 25 –  Merry Christmas

 

Optional

 

Tunnel Dr. & Shopping