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Date Sunday  4/30/2017
End Date Sunday  4/30/2017
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Kruger Rock Joint Ft Collins/Shining Mountain
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sue White
Co-Leader Caroline Schmiedt
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 90


Meet  at the Kmart parking lot in Loveland (NW corner of Hwy 34 and Wilson) at 7 a.m. to form car pool.  The hike will start at Hemit Park Open Space.

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To register, Contact Sue White by email to


This trail offers panoramic views of Mount Meeker, Longs Peak, the Continental Divide and the Mummy Range.  The elevation gain is a little over 900’ with a short, easy class three scramble to get to the summit where we will enjoy a 360 degree view.  We will hike through scattered aspens and ponderosa pine trees, and climb gradually up to an open landscape overlook of Estes Park and the first view of the Mummy Range to the northwest.  After this overlook, the trail flattens; Longs Peak and Mount Meeker come into view toward the southwest then the Continental Divide north of Longs Peak.  After a short scramble through a notch in the rock to a fairly flat summit we will enjoy spectacular views in all directions. This is a wonderful place to have lunch.  


Logistical details will be sent to participants 2-3 days before the hike.

Ride share $9 and the hike could take about 5-6 hours.

Map link:

Entrance Permits $6 per vehicle or Larimer County Permit require