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Date Friday  2/8/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Goshawk Ridge via Doudy Draw* On Trail Boulder Open Space
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Suzy Allexan
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1200 ft
Driving Distance 32

Location

We'll meet at 7:15 AM at the Coors Tek Parking Lot across the street from the CMC Building in Goldem for a no later than 7:30 AM departure. 

The trailhead for our hike is the Douty Draw Trailhead near Eldorado State Park

The round trip driving distance is 32 miles.  (32 miles x $0.30 per mile = $9.60 to be split equally between all passengers in a car)

 



For more info Contact

Suzanne Allexan
suzanneallexan@gmail.com
303-330-4750 mobile



Details

The Goshawk Ridge portion of this hike was described in the Mile High Mountaineer in July, 2017. 

Follow this link to to the article.:  http://hikingdenver.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/02_MHM-JULY-060917-FINAL.pdf

Goshawk Ridge has spectacular vistas, geology, history, flora and fauna, railroad development, agriculture and recreation. Best of all, the treasure is packed into an easy, enjoyable, hike..  The hike offers huge slabs of ripple rock that were formed by waves of water “rippling” over a sandy beach more than 100 mil- lion years ago. The trail wanders through an ecosystem of Ponderosa pine and cactus. Hikers pass remnants of a 1907-planned townsite that never birthed, an early 1900 railroad workers’ camp and a ranching cab- in built with a metal sign for a roof that advertizes a now defunct cola. At the lower end of the ridge, Goshawk Trail tees into the Fowler Trail. The rocky hogback along the Fowler Trail holds a narrow-gauge railroad “cut” that David Moffat scrapped in favor of the current route west.

Goshawk Ridge from Doudy Draw adds extra mileage to the hike. 


You need MICROSPIKES for this trip.


Notes

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, we don’t have dues or elections, and 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 free mailing list, write Membership Services at office@cmc.org or call them at (303) 279-3080.




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