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Date Tuesday  7/23/2013
End Date Tuesday  7/23/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Horsethief Trail ISO Hike
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader David Thomas
Co-Leader Paul Bleau
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 12
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 3100
Driving Distance 20


Uncompahgre National Forest

Direction: We will car pool from Ridgeway State Park
This trail begins 3.5 miles up the Dexter Creek Road from US Hwy 550: one mile beyond the Dexter Creek Trailhead.  With four wheel drive, cross the creek by the mine dumps and take the left-hand road uphill to a junction in a small clearing.  Keep going straight ahead uphill from the junction for about 0.8 mile.  You will see an open area on your left with piles of rock from the Wedge Mine. Park here

For more info Contact

David Thomas, Home 720-922-3039, cell 720-988-3015


The trail climbs slowly along a beautiful forested mountainside to the alpine area behind the Amphitheater. At 0.4 mile and again at 0.7 mile, side trails lead to views of the east face of Whitehouse Mt. At 1.9 miles the trail reaches an open area with dramatic views. In 4.2 miles the trail reaches the Bridge of Heaven, where the spectacular panorama of mountains makes the climb worthwhile. Here, for a short distance the trail follows a ridge with a steep drop-off on each side. The elevation of the Bridge is 12,300'.


This is an exploratory hike - Neither Paul or I have hiked this trail before.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.