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Date Sunday  9/22/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: King Lake Easy C Dog Hike
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader William Blazek
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy C
Trail Mileage 12.2
Elevation Gain 2550
Driving Distance 75


Meet at CoorsTek Parking area, located directly east of American Mountaineering Center,  710 10th St Golden, CO. at 7AM or

8 AM at the Hessie TH.

Let the leader know where you will meet us.


For more info Contact


Bill Blazek,


Be prepared for all weather and trail conditions.

Friendly and tough Mountain Mutts welcome.

From the Hessie TH, hike West to the King Lake Trail Jct and continue on up along the South Fork Middle Boulder Creek to King Lake, just below the Continental Divide and Rollins Pass.

For preparation, check out these articles for members at  


1. All About Hiking Pace

2. Trail Etiquette



Post Trip Report

Trip went as planned and everything went like clockwork. 

We left the TH at ~8:15 AM. We were at King shortly after noon. We enjoyed lunch there and the great scenery of King Lake and the Continenal Divide above.  Weather was clear and sunny.  It was hot down in the city but it was a chilly temp at King Lake with strong breazes.  We were back at the cars at ~4 PM. 

Everyone had a great time and there were no problems. Another great hike in the mountains.  People needed to get going after the hike so we did not stop to eat anywhere on the way home.


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.