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Date Saturday  7/6/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Roaring Creek Hike Poudre Canyon
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Anita Wright
Co-Leader Don Carpenter
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 1500 to 1800
Driving Distance 82

Location

Roaring Creek Trailhead is 40.5 miles west on Hwy. 14 (Poudre Canyon) from Ted's Place (Hwy. 287 & Hwy. 14)

For more info Contact

Contact Anita Wright, adwright2001@yahoo.com or 970-222-5920 to sign up

Details

This hike begins at the Roaring Creek Trailhead (7750 elev.), 40.5 miles from Ted's Place up the Poudre Canyon (1.5 mi. west of Fish Hatchery). The hike begins up the SE slope through Ponderosa pine, sagebrush, junipers, cedar and Douglas fir. The first mile is quite steep, but we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Poudre Canyon and surrounding peaks. We will enjoy the beauty of waterfalls, wildflowers, aspen and the tranquility of the forest and trout ponds once we reach the mellow Roaring Creek Valley. Our journey through this aspen, pine and fir forest may also reward us with sightings of bighorn sheep and/or moose. We will hike between 6 and 8 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of between 1500 and 1800' , depending upon the group's preferences. At the 5 mile mark, we would meet FR 517 (a 4WD road), but we may not wish to venture this far through the meadows. We will enjoy a lunch around these peaceful ponds before heading back the way we came. Anita Wright and Don Carpenter -- Leaders

Notes

We will meet at Ted's Place at 7:30 am to arrange carpools, with a suggested ride share of $5.


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