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Date Wednesday  7/17/2019
End Date Wednesday  7/17/2019
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Buchanan Pass Trail
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Martha Delporte
Co-Leader Scott Kramer
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Waitlist Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 100


Meet a few minutes before 7AM for carpools, at side lot (South end) of CMC in Golden. We will leave promtly at 7AM.

Directions to the trailhead will be given to drivers at CMC meeting location.

For more info Contact

Martha Delporte 303-803-6734

Scott Kramer 303-907-8433



We will hike at a casual pace, on the Buchanan Pass Trail. We will have lunch just before turning around, just shy of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Boundary.  The trail takes you gently uphill through thick forests and into high meadows with beautiful vistas of the Continental Divide.  There are numerous wildflowers all along the trail.  The trail is rocky but good footing throughout.  The creek is raging, as high mountain creeks are right now.  It is a beautiful, peaceful hike that all will enjoy.  Minimal conversations will ensure we get to enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of this area. 

The trail leaves from Camp Dick/Peaceful Vallley Campgrounds, off Highway 7 (Peak to Peak highway).

Most stream crossing are on log bridges, but a couple require easy hopiping across rock. Poles will be useful.

There is a restroom in the campground by the trailhead.  Please remember snacks and water for the entire day, as well as lunch.  Your 10 essentials are important to have with you. Bring rain gear and sunscreen.  Depending on your sensitivy, you may want to bring bug repellant.



This is an easy B-level hike at a casual pace.  We will not be back to CMC until late afternoon, due to distance to the trailhead and the length of the hike.  There is road construction along the way which slows down our drive.  Coming into Golden there may also be extensive traffic.

We will have an optional stop at Blue Owl Coffee House, Nederland on our way home for 30-60 minutes.  Be sure your driver's plans coincide with yours regarding the after hike stop.  It is a good chance to visit with eveyone and we encourage your participation.

You will be sent an email the night before the hike, regarding any plan changes and expected weather.  Please be sure to read that note, and let me know if you don't hear from me.  Also, if you have to cancel, please do so online as soon as possible so others can plan on hiking.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.