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Date Tuesday  8/13/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title changed Geneva Basin Iron Fens Natural history new to Shelf Lakehike*
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Linda Jagger
Co-Leader Brad Cotten
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 1800
Driving Distance 110


Meet at the Fort park and ride off of US 285 and Colorado 8. at 7:00 am. Be prepared to leave at 7:15am

For more info Contact

questions: contact Linda Jagger 303-249-0986  or email

or Tom Jagger, 303-759-9776,


Fens are peat bogs fed by groundwater. These fens are so iron rich they have formed large expanses of barren limonite, a hydrous iron oxide mineral. A rare geological and biological phenomenon, the area is now protected as a Clear Creek County Open Space and Colorado Natural Area. Be prepared to cross wetlands and numerous streams as we explore this fascinating area.


 See with good pics at On this trip we hike to the fen for an exploration of its features.  Bring your camera!


Area is very wet - you must be agile. It is also fragile, please respect and protect this rare feature.

This is a Bobcat trip: The Bobcats’ mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips for our mostly age 50+ constituents. We don’t have dues or elections and we invite all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip. To join our free mailing list and become a Bobcat write or call CMC Membership Services at or (303) 279-3080.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.