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Date Sunday  11/17/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title GGCSP loop New Members Welcome
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Grover Cleveland
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 9.5
Elevation Gain 2100
Driving Distance 30


Meet in Golden in parking lot across the street on east side of CMC building (710 10th Street).

Driver pay:  30  miles TIMES 30 cents/mile DIVIDED by 4 people/car = $2 paid to yor driver by each passenger

There will be an additional fee if car does not have a state parks pass.  The leader does have a pass and will drive and hopefully other driver(s) also have a pass.

Look for a trip "intro" E-mail 2 days prior with final trip instructions (expected weather, equipment reminders, leader cell number, etc)

For more info Contact

ph: 303-650-6528    (call anytime)

E-mail:  (preferred contact)

cell: available when you sign up but active only on trip day


This trip not very creative or unique but mainly designed to get back in time for CMC Denver Annual Dinner at 5PM.  Nonetheless, it should be a decent workout in an always nice and close in place to hike - Golden Gate Canyon State Park .  Rather than list all the trails on this up and down loop the route is simply presented courtesy of CalTopo here  The blue dots are our route. Note there will will be a short car shuttle to close the loop.

If you have not used CalTopo before you can click on the little graph right of the "GGCSP loop" key (left side of map) to get a profile.  As you run the cursor along the profile a dot moves along the route at the corresponding map position.  To close the profile just click "OK" at the lower right of profile.  You can zoom out to get a bigger perspective about where we will be relative to the metro area.  You can also click on different Preset Layers (at left of map) to get different maps presentations.  Don't worry about messing up the map - you are in "read only" mode.


New Members - CMC classifies hikes A, B, C, and D.  By definition the classifications are for hike distance and elevation gain only but for pratical purpose you may consider the hikes to get progressively more difficult A to D.  Fourteeners are C and (mostly) D hikes.  For more on classifications come along and I can (try to) explain this and all other CMC.  For the year just ending CMC Denver reported that 50% of our hikes were B class with most of the rest being A and C.  Existing members are always welcome and you can relate your CMC experiences to new members.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.