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.
July 19 Barehill Mining Camp Trail Old hike of Dave Walker
Leader - Ron McFarlane
Starting Elevation – 7800 ft.
Distance – 3.9 Miles
Note: Dave Walker did this hike a few years ago.
Approximately 31 miles (45 minutes): West on Hwy 50 for 9.5 miles to Hwy 9. Then northwest 8.5 miles to CR11 (High Park Road); then north on CR11 for 10.2 miles to trailhead on left. (Note: Because the turnoff to the parking area is located on a blind curve, it is safer to continue north on approximately 1.5 miles to the Teller/Fremont County line where there is a wide pull-off adjacent to the highway that can be used for turning around. We will turn around there and drive back to the parking area that can be safely accessed from the southbound lane. The hike begins just off the road next to CR11 near the southwestern end of High Park. Parking area is large enough for 6 to 8 vehicles and no need for 4 wheel drive vehicles.
July 26 Fooses Creek Trail (New Hike) Leader: - John Kearney
Starting Elevation – 9600 ft.
Distance – Approximately 4 Miles
Easy to Moderate
The Fooses Creek trail should work well for a midsummer hike. The turnoff to the trail is located about 13 miles west of Salida on Highway 50 as you go up Monarch pass. The turn is to the left (south). Follow the dirt road to the trailhead, which is 3 miles form the highway. Four-wheel drive is not needed. But some clearance is recommend as the last section is a little rocky, and there could be puddles from any recent rains.
The trail climbs gently for over a mile to some beaver ponds and runs along and across Fooses Creek through the forest. It is well developed and there are bridges where crossing is necessary. The trail eventually joins the Colorado trail and the hikers can decide when/where they want to go back.