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Date Tuesday  3/28/2017
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Changed to Walker Ranch - Rock Creek Trail*
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Cheryl Ames
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2,000
Driving Distance 120

Location


Meet on the south section the CoorsTek Parking Lot, near Golden Solar. Be there by 6:45 to get car pools and equipment transferred



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Details


This trip has been changed to Walker Ranch and a small section of Eldorado Trail because of wet spring conditions in the mountains.

The trail is an extension of a residential road in Allenspark, and it once led to the Rock Creek Ski Area. It was only open for a few years in the late 1940s, with five runs and two tow ropes. The area is completely overgrown now, though, and evidence of the ski area is tough to find.

This is a snowshoe trip. The road leading to the trailhead is a wide dirt road. It starts as forest service road 116, and along the way it will change to 116.2 and back again in a seemingly random manner.

The start of the trail is easy, starts to climb as it still follows the creek. There are a few switchbacks. We follow an old road, steep in areas, tree covered route and is lots of fun coming down.



Notes

*The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents. We may sponsor other activities of interest to our members, everything from bike rides to camping. Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive. We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write Bobcats Coordinator Robbie Monsma at cmcbobcats@gmail.com.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.