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Date Wednesday  6/26/2019
End Date Wednesday  6/26/2019
Group Denver
Event Title High Bird Hike: Niwot Ridge*
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Cynthia Lehr
Co-Leader Cheryl Ames
Member Price Free
Available Participants 8
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 10.5
Elevation Gain 2450 feet
Driving Distance 80


High Bird Hike: Niwot Ridge

Designation: Moderate C Hike

Distance: 10.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 2450 feet

Drive Miles: 80 ($24 per vehicle) Meet Up: 6am in CMC Lot

For more info Contact

Cyndi Lehr:

Cheryl Ames:


This is a High Elevation Bird Hike.  We will hike at a moderate pace as we ascend. Starting from the Sourdough Trail Head, we will follow the road for the Mountain Research Station.  Initially we will climb gently uphill along the wide road through forest.  Be prepared for wind and sun exposure. As we ascend the trees thin out and we continue on a trail through the Arapahoe Moraine to a high point (11854’) just at the foot of the Niwot Ridge. 


Bring the binoculars and guide books.  We will descend slower and appreciate birds along the way, hoping to see ptarmigan or grouse.


*This is a Bobcat 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.  Although we have members, 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 mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.