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Date Saturday  10/19/2019
End Date Sunday  10/20/2019
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Cucharas Canyon Backpack
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Eric Hunter
Member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 400
Driving Distance 250


Cucharas Canyon 

For more info Contact

Eric Hunter


Come enjoy an overnight to one of the remote desert canyons of Colorado.  We will backpack from the Wilson Crossing TH south and upstream to the Sheeps Crossing TH.  This will require setting up a shuttle on day one.  We will find a good spot to camp overnight about half way through the canyon.  The trail through the canyon bottom is faint at best requiring many stream crossings and fighting through underbrush and tall grass.  Long pants and full grain leather boots recommended.  This canyon contains history from recent cattle industry, older sheep herding cultures, and much older Apishapa Phase history.  Come see if we can find any or all of it.  Do not let the trail mileage fool you.  Travel off trail in a desert canyon takes much more energy output than one might expect.  This trip is primarily for Pikes Peak and Pueblo Group members.  All others will be wait listed.  250 mi.  8/400’.  Register with leader.  Eric Hunter or (719) 266-9647.