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Date Monday  4/22/2019
End Date Friday  4/26/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Dominguez Canyons Wilderness Backpack Loop* Exploratory
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Bob Watkins
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 35
Elevation Gain 4000
Driving Distance 500



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Dominguez Canyons ( is a wilderness area in Colorado with slickrock canyons, rock art and bighorn sheep.In Colorado Canyon Country, Mark Pearson and John Fielder call it "a spectacular slick-rock canyon wilderness." Monday we will drive to the trail head near Whitewater, hike in a few miles and camp. Sunday we will hike 9-10 miles up Big Dominguez Canyon and camp at a BLM campground. Wednesday we'll hike 5 miles on old roads and off-trail to enter Little Dominguez Canyon and after about 5-6 miles, camp. Thursday. we will hike 9-10 miles out to the trailhead completing the loop. We will stay at a motel Thursday night and drive home Friday.

All participants are expected to be experienced backpackers or graduates of CMC backpacker school.  Preference will be given to people who can assist with navigation, decision-making and emergency situations. Potential participants will be asked to provide information on their experience, skills and equipment. All are expected to bring essentials and be self-sufficient.  Participants can arrange to share tents, stoves, meals, etc. as they wish. We will maintain a moderate pace and stay together as a group while hiking.  

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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 or call them at (303) 279-3080.