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Date Sunday  9/15/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Heart Lake from East Portal
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sean Connor
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2200
Driving Distance 66


Meet at CoorsTek Parking area, located directly east of American Mountaineering Center,  710 10th St Golden, CO.

For more info Contact

Sean Connor 



Starting from East Portal hike the South Bolder Creek trail to Rogers Pass Lake and then onto Heart Lake.  This is an out and back on a rock and root strewn trail with several creek crossings on good bridges.  You'll be serenaded by the sound of the creek much of the way.  We'll take a lunch break at Heart Lake.

Once we get everyone safely back to the Coors Tek lot, for those who are interested, we'll walk a block to the Mountain Toad Brewery for refreshment and a food truck.  They brew and serve kombucha in addition to beer.


For preparation, check out these articles for members at  


1. All About Hiking Pace

2. Trail Etiquette



Starting this June, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is excited to offer a second round of 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 September 2019.  Members can sign up for any hike and do not have to sign up for the series.

The second round of 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 Sundays.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.