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Date Saturday  5/11/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Burning Bear Trail change to Three Mile Creek Difficult A
Start Time 7:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Brian Le Blanc
Member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult A
Trail Mileage 7.4
Elevation Gain 1230
Driving Distance 100


Meet at The Fort restaurant at 7:45 AM; we will leave at 8:00 AM. Meet at the dirt parking area in front of The Fort, 19192 Colorado 8, Morrison, CO 80465. CO 8 is about a mile west of C470 and the fort is about a half mile north of 285 on the right side.

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From the parking lot/trail head, hike north about a half mile before crossing Geneva Creek and Guanella Pass Rd to begin hiking northeast along Three Mile Creek. This trail climbs about 7 miles and 2900' to intersect with Rosalie Trail. We will only hike part of that distance, turning around after achieving 1000' elevation gain, at around the 2.5 mile point. (Depending on conditions and interest, we may go a little farther.) The main features of Three Mile Trail include hiking alongside creek, multiple creek crossings and dense deciduous and evergreen forests.





 Many Three Mile Creek crossings will be over log bridges, a few with only a single log. If you have poor balance or prefer not to risk crossing a creek on a log, you might reconsider this hike. But it is a popular hike and the water is not normally deep or swift enough to risk serious consequences.

Starting this April, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is excited to offer the Ascending Hikes series.  This program is geared towards new members and individuals seeking to gradually increase their fitness and hiking difficulty, with the goal of reaching the summit of a Colorado 14er in July 2019.  Members can sign up for any hike and do not have to sign up for the series.

The series will begin with a classification of Easy A hikes ( up to 8 miles round trip and/or 1200 ft. elevation gain) and progress to a classification of Difficult B hikes (up to 12 miles round trip and/or 2500 ft. elevation gain).  Hikes will occur on Tuesday and Saturday


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.