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Date Tuesday  4/16/2019
End Date Tuesday  4/16/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hike -Carpenter Peak Roxborough State Park
Start Time 7:45 AM
Status Complete
Leader Karen Hurley
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 10

Location

Meeting place will be the Waterton Canyon parking lot on Waterton road. Take the Wadsworth exit off of C-470 south to Waterton Road. Turn left onto Waterton Rd. and follow to the parking lot on the left side.

 

 



For more info Contact

kthurley@aol.com

 



Details

Roxborough State Park covers nearly 4000 acres and is filled with dramatic red rock formations, four eco systems and a host of wildlife, from black bear to mule deer. For good reason, the park is a designated Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark.



From the visitors center we will explore the trail to Carpenter Peak and return the same way. Views from Carpenter Peak overlook Denver, much of the foothills and into the Great Plains.  




Notes

This hike will be led by Karen Hurley who has been a long time volunteer State Park Naturalist at Roxborough.

 

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.