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Date Saturday  9/21/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title New Member Hike: Mt Falcon
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Michael McMahon
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 9.8
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 36


We will hike the Cub Creek trail towards Evans Wilderness area. At 4.5 miles, we will have a snack, and then turn around. Microspikes or some other foot traction may be recommended.

Meeting Location: In front of the Fort restaurant on Highway 8, just north of Highway 85, Morrison exit, and west of C-470.
We will stop for a pit/coffee stop at the King Soopers in Conifer.

Directions from Meeting Location:
Take Hwy 285 to Conifer take right at Sinclair Station. Take county HWY 73 and take a left on Shadow Mountain Drive which turns into Black Mountain Drive. The Cub Creek TH is on the left about two miles North of the upper Maxwell Falls TH.

THIS TRIP IS FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE CMC MEMBERS ONLY. We will answer new members practical questions and talk about pace, clothing, gear, etc. Bring your questions and concerns.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON A NEW MEMBER TRIP BEFORE, please wait until a few days before the trip date to sign up, in order to reserve scarce places for true newbies.

For preparation help, check out these articles for members at We will talk about all these matters on trip day.

1. All About Hiking Pace:

2. Trail Etiquette:

3. Your Personal Hiker Classification:

For more info Contact

Michael McMahon - 720.384.5609 (cell, day of the trip)

Whenever you have to cancel out of a trip, it is your responsibility to do that online. I will see your cancellation. Here is how: Log into Membership-My trips- find this trip (all your upcoming trips are listed in date order) click -cancel.

IN ADDITION: Please TEXT me if you have to cancel the night before or the morning of. Emails will be lost in my inbox.


I will write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.

Please bring those of the 10 Essentials; appropriate to a mountain hike: Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item.

Traction devices, such as Microspikes, likely will be necessary as the trail could be icy. (We recommend you always carry them in your pack from late fall through early summer.)

Only a few small parts of the trail are steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. If you have never used hiking poles, I have a few to loan, if you'd like to try them.

No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.

NO Dogs, please. Look for designated Doggie Hikes on the calendar.

Let me know if you have any health conditions that might affect your hiking.


Chnaged the hike to Mt. Falcon as the new members had not hiked that before.  It is much more scenic than the cub Creek trail and closer. The 3 new members reported that this was a great hike and that my orientation was comphrehensive. The weather was nice and cool and a clear day in the morning..


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.