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Date Tuesday  2/5/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Mount McConnel Trail, Cache la Poudre Wilderness Area
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Walters
Co-Leader Linda Lawson
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1300
Driving Distance 200


Meeting at appx. 7:00 AM. Meeting place and/or pickup times TBD

For more info Contact

John Walters, 303-995-7638


John's backcountry theme for 2019 is to hike all 37 wilderness areas in Colorado.

A 200 mile round-trip day hike is unusual, but this trail is not often seen by CMCers and will bag Cach la Poudre Wilderness Area for John. Because of the driving distance, we will only take one vehicle with four hikers.

From the Mountain Park Campground, take the trail nearest the river heading east then south to continue the loop up to and beyond Mount McConnel. We may not make the entire loop. But the views abound of Commanche Peak and the Mummy Range, the Stormy Peaks and much of Poudre Canyon.

This hike will be exploratory. Leader will not scout the trail.


Carpool arrangements will be completed a few days before the hike. Two days prior, the weather forecast and last minute details will be emailed to all members. 

Our pace up the mountain will match that of our slowest hiker, which will likely be our leader.