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Date Wednesday  1/24/2018
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Bard Creek Trail* from Wattrous Gulch
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Durham Monsma
Co-Leader Robbie Monsma
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate III
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 1800
Driving Distance 90


From the Herman/Watrous Gulch TH (Exit I-70 Exit 218) we'll head east on the Watrous Gulch trail.    After a mile or two the Bard Creek trail takes off to the east, on the right.  We'll take that trail as far as conditions (weather and avalanche) and our energy allow.   We hope to get out 5 miles, have lunch, then return back to Wattrous Gulch

This is exploratory for the  leaders although we  have passed   this trail junction several times, always wondering how the Bard Creek trail  goes and what it looks like.  Turns out it is 14.2 miles long and the other end's TH is near Empire.  We explored it from the other end but access is over a terrible road, so best to do that end another time.  We'd like to  do a key exchange next summer.

Views of Grays & Torreys and a new perspective on Parnassus and Bard.  

For more info Contact

Durham Monsma and Robbie Monsma   3035734923

Durrie: 203-536-8123

Robbie:  203-536-4199



*This is a Bobcats trip.

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,  call or write Mary Bradley in the CMC office.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.