The monthly Meeting of the Canonland Walkers and Hikers is held on 2nd Wednesday at El Alazan Restaurant: 1925 Fremont Dr. Canon City.



November 28 – Paint Mines Interpretive Park          79.6 miles one way

Length:  3.4 miles

Rating:  Easy to moderate

Gain:  334 ft.


December Hike -- meet at Village Inn at 9:00 am


Details may come later


December Hikes –  December  5  – The Banks - Red Canyon  Hike Leader Kevin Borre December 12 – Christmas Party Hike to be announced

December 19 – Section 13  Hike Leader - Ron McFarlane

December 26 – Fire Canyon/Unconformity  Hike Leader Tracy Mitchell


January Hikes are as follows:
  • January   2 Aiken Trail; 3-4 Miles easy forest trail, very little gain.  From Penrose go north on highway 115, about 18 miles, to Turkey Creek.  Turn left (west) 0.2 miles to parking lot.
  • January   9  Hogback Hike – Meeting Day.  Short Hike will start in parking lot off of Washington.  
  • January 16   Red Canyon Park - about 3.5 miles, easy hike.  Park at bathrooms. 
  • January 23   Phantom Canyon road to bridge.  Park along road.  about 3 mile hike, some elevation gain.  We will see remains of two cabins and remains of large smelting furnace. 
  • January 30  Oil Well Flats - Island in the sky – hiking distance is 4.5 miles.  moderate.


Wednesday February Hikes


February 6 


HIKE LEADER:          Ron MacFarlane

HIKE NAME:                  Badger Creek  (New Hike)

DISTANCE:                   Approximately 3½ miles

GAIN:                              Approximately 250 feet

Easy to moderate

Route 50 West to Vallie Bridge Road just east of Howard.  Take Route 45, North side of river West approximately 8 miles to parking area.

HIKE DESCRIPTION:  There will be some large boulders to climb and a few creek crossings depending on weather conditions and possible ice.



Meet at the Park and Recreation district parking lot on Raynolds Avenue.


February 20     

HIKE LEADER:  Ron MacFarlane

HIKE NAME:          Fernleaf Gulch          (New Hike)

DISTANCE:          Approximately 4 miles

GAIN:          Approximately 450 feet

Route 50 West to Texas Creek          North over river to Trail #6026.  West to Trail #6020—Approximately one mile to parking lot.

The first half of the hike will be on ATV trails and the last half will be on game trails and a creek bed.


February 27     

HIKE LEADER:  Ron MacFarlane

HIKE NAME:          Brush Hollow Reservoir

DISTANCE:          Approximately 3 ½ miles

GAIN: Approximately 200 feet

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 trail and game trail into wetland area. (Not wet now) and walk the shoreline back to the parking area.