Meet at Village Inn parking before at 8:00 am every Wednesday during May thru September:
1837 Fremont Dr. Canon City
[and before 9:00 am on every Wednesday during October thru April]
Upcoming Schedule of Wednesday Hikes
In compliance with Colorado Public Health Order 20-24, Canñonland Walkers and Hikers have instituted protective safety procedures and guidelines to which we are commited. We are intent on maintaining our weekly walks and hikes in compliance with Colorado Public Health Orders in a safe and responsible manner. Check our home page for our the protective safety procedures and guidelines.
November 2020 Hikes
The Gallery at Sand Gulch – November 4, 2020
Directions to Trailhead: Drive north on Red Canyon Road approx. 13 miles to the exit prior to the Banks exit. This is just before Shelf Road begins. Trail is easy to moderate. Part of this hike will be new and part will be familiar as we have done it before
Length of hike: 4 miles???
Beginning Elevation: Unknown
Elevation Gain: Unknown
Warmer Gulch Trail Guffey – November 11, 2020
Directions to trailhead: Take US 50 west from Canon City to State Highway 9. Drive north on CO9 for 18.7 miles. Large dirt parking lot is inside a gate that must be closed after entering. The unmarked trailhead is located at a green gate in the northwest corner of the parking area. Gate must be closed.
Length of Hike: 3.9 miles one way
Beginning Elevation: 8272 feet
Elevation Gain: 432 feet
Unconformity/Fire Canyon at Oil Well Flats – November 18
Directions to trailhead: Go 19th Street and turn right on Central, Turn left on Fields, Merge unto Red Canyon
Road. Turn left at the Oil Well Flats sign. This road is 5940, turn left on 5941 to 5941A to parking lot.
I don’t have details on the length of this hike or the elevation gain. It is a moderate hike.
Five Points Gulch – November 25, 2020
Drive West on Cañon City on US 50 for about 20 miles. The entrance to 5-Pont Trail is about 520 feet before highway maker 257. Continue driving past the mile marker for aprox. ½ mile around the ongoing wide curve. Then carefully make a U-turn using the wide area on the east side of the highway. Be careful because highway traffic can be heavy! Drive back to mile marker 256 and continue for about 520 feet to the second opening in the canyon on the shoulder of US 50 just beyond the opening to 5-Points Gulch. Then walk back to the pening and down into the gulch for about 200 feet where you will reach a wire gate. The trailhead is on the other side of the gate. Be sure to close the gate. Travel Distance 29 miles one-way Trail Data 3.4 miles RT
Beginning Elev. 6075 ft.
Elev. Gain 390 ft.