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Date Wednesday  7/31/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Tanglewood Trail
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Sarah Strandjord
Member Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 1100
Driving Distance 64


Meeting Location:

We will meet at 07:00 to form carpools and depart at 07:15 to drive to trailhead.

Meet in the parking area along East side of CO-8 at The Fort restaurant.  Address:  19192 CO-8,  Morrison,  80465.          This is just half mile North of junction of Hwy 285 and CO-8.                                                                                               

Please volunteer to drive if you have a vehicle with relatively high ground clearance, eg SUV,  since the last 8 miles are on a dirt road with some potholes and embeded rocks.    



Drivers will be provided written specific directions from meet-up location to restroom stop and on to the trailhead.

For more info Contact

Sarah Strandjord

Cell: 309 - 360-6631  ( call or text )


Altitude range:  9,300 to 10,400 ft             Distance:  4 miles, round trip out & back

Tanglewood Trail is in the Mt. Evans Wilderness.  We will hike a short portion of this trail at a very casual pace.  Trailhead at parking lot is Deer Creek Trail.  It shortly reaches the Wilderness boundary and splits into Tanglewood and Rosalie Trails.  We will pause briefly there to deposit our permit stub in the register box.  Trail follows the Tanglewood Creek and does have several water crossings, some on bridges and others as closely spaced flat topped stepping stones.  There are several cascading waterfalls which, along with the creek, have higher flows from melt of this season's large snow accumulation.  This is a beautiful trail and staying below treeline we will have moderate shade from the mixed species forest plus some cooling  from the cold creek water. Trail surface has lots of  rocks both embedded and loose plus some roots. 

When scouting trail this week, we enjoyed abundent  wildflowers, including: Colorado Columbines, wild Roses, wild Geraniums, Indian Paint Brush, Golden Banner, Arnica, Chiming Bells, and more.

We wiil stop for lunch at our turn around point. 

( Full trail is 10 miles out & back  with elevation gain 2,900 ft...But  we are only hiking 4 miles round trip.  The return portion is all downhill.)


Each person should bring plenty of water (at least 2 quarts and consider ice cubes, or freezing some of it, and insulation ), snacks / lunch, and their 10 essentials including: personal medications and First Aid items, plus sun protections and rain gear. Also Tick repellent products are advised, since this is Tick season.  Bring trekking poles if you use them.

Please notify one of the leaders, prior to the hike, if you have any medical issues which could impact you and therefore impact this hike.  

We will make a restroom stop in Bailey at the Loaf & Jug gas station.  There are no toilets at trailhead. 

Be sure to check for an email update, which I will send  by about noon on Tuesday July 30th, regarding the then current weather forecast and trail conditions or any other relevant issues.                                                                                           

Thunder / Lightening storms are common possibilities on Summer afternoons in the Rockies and have been frequent recently.  Additionally we are in a spell of very high temperatures.  These factors necessitate the early start time for this hike. Although, our trail altitude will have us below the tree line and give us some shade and somewhat cooler temperatures.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.