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.

 

 

          MARCH 2021  HIKES

BOB HORN - HIKE LEADER
1-440-840-1495
Email:  bobhorn@gmail.com


MARCH 3 Watchtower

 

   DISTANCE : Approximately 4 miles.
   GAIN : Approximately 200 feet

 

DIRECTIONS : Route 50 West to 1st Street North. Continue to Temple Canyon Road , approximately 4.5 miles. Take Temple Canyon Road 4.5 miles to BLM Road 6181. Watch for “Day Use” sign on the right side of the road. Turn right into the parking area and the trail head is on the left side of 6181.

Fairly easy hike depending on the weather.  Shoe Yaktraxs and poles are recommended.

 

 

MARCH 10 Brush Hollow Reservoir

 

   DISTANCE: Approximately 3.5 miles

   GAIN: Approximately 200 feet

 

DIRECTIONS: Route 50 East to Route 67, North on 67 (Phantom Canyon Road) to Route 123 ( 3rd Street). 

East approximately 4 miles to entrance road. Watch for sign on North side of Route 123. Go North to parking area located at the dam. 

Easy hike around reservoir, at the North end we will take an ATV  and game trails into the wetland area. Area should be dry now. Will walk the shoreline back to the parking area.

 

 


MARCH 17 Grave Yard

 

   DISTANCE : 4 miles
   GAIN : 350 feet

 

DIRECTIONS : Route 50 West towards Howard. 
Turn right at Howard onto Route 47 which will dead end into route 45
Turn left onto Route 45 after you cross the river and go under the bridge. 
Continue to the Cemetery on the right. 

 

 

MARCH 24 Fernleaf Gulch

 

   DISTANCE : Approximately 4 miles
   GAIN : Approximately 450 feet

 

DIRECTIONS : Route 50 West to Texas Creek, North over river to trail #6026. West to Trail # 6020 which is approximately 1 mile to the parking area. 

First half of the hike will be on ATV trails and the second half will be on game trails and a creek bed.

 

 


MARCH 31 Deer Haven Trail

 

   DISTANCE : 4.2 miles
   GAIN : 616 feet

 

DIRECTION : Take US 50 West to Colorado Route 9. 
Turn right onto CO Route 9 and continue to CR11 and turn right. 
Continue to CR 69 and turn right. 
Continue onto RD 5828 on the right. 
Turn right onto  5828  and follow to the dead end at the trailhead parking area.

 

 

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                                         February 2021 Hikes


FEB. 3. ALTA VISTA AT THE ROYAL GORGE RANCH AND RESORT.  3+ MILES WITH  MODERATE ELEVATION GAIN.  THE HIKE WILL FOLLOW THE ‘ONE TRACK MIND’TRAIL OUT TO POINT ALTA VISTA. THE OWNER OF THE RESORT ( TY SEUFORT )HAS GIVEN US PERMISSION TO PARK ON HIS PROPERTY.  I EXPECT SOME SNOW AND ICE IN SPOTS BUT OVERALL  GOOD FOOTING.  THE PROPERTY HAS SEVERAL REBUILT TRESTLES AND A VERY SCENIC OVERLOOK OF THE GORGE.  EASY-PEASY.

 

FEB. 10. FREMONT PEAK VIA THE OLD ROAD.  4 MILES R.T.   START FROM GORGE CAMPGROUND PARKING LOT.  SEVERAL LONG CLIMBS.  GREAT VIEWS OF THE GORGE AND  SURROUNDING AREAS.  EASY WHEN DRY, HARD WHEN ICED OVER.  

 

FEB. 17.  ‘REEL CALIFORNIA GIRLS’ LEAVING FROM THE LOWER PARKING LOT OF THE ROYAL GORGE, WE WILL HIKE 3 MILES UP AND DOWN SEVERAL SHORT HILLS OVER UNEVEN GROUND PERHAPS COVERED WITH A LAYER OF SNOW.  WE WILL VISIT THE RUINS OF AN OLD LODGE. THIS HIKE IS OF MEDIUM DIFFICULTY IF THERE IS SNOW.

 

FEB 24.  PEGMATITE MINE.   LEAVING  FROM THE LOWER PARKING LOT OF THE ROYAL GORGE.  2+ MILES  R.T.  FOLLOWING A BIKE PATH ALONG THE RIDGE TO AN OLD PEGMATITE MINE.  200 FT ELEVATION GAIN . NICE VIEWS  OF THE  MOUNTAINS ALONG THE WAY.   SOME UPS AND DOWNS BUT  GENERALLY AND EASY TRAIL.