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Date Sunday  6/27/2021
End Date
Group Gore Range
Event Title Upper Straight Creek / Ridgeline Wildflower & Ridgeline Hike
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Barbara Audin
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1500
Driving Distance


TH Parking is located at the I-70 Eisenhower Tunnel "loop road". 

For more info Contact

Leader: Barbara Audin (978) 460-1752 

Original leader - Jan Dudley 719-821-2523

Email or text preferred. 


This is a popular wildflower hike that also leads to ridgeline views above the Loveland Ski Area and the Eisenhower Tunnel to our high point of 12,701. Allow 5+ hours for this out and back route to allow time for wildflower viewing and snacks on the ridge.  

Wildflower reference guides: Rocky Mountain Flora by James Ells/CMC Press and available at the CMC Office. Also, "Colorado Rocky Mtn Wildflowers" app for smart devices. Download the app plant database to your device in advance to use offline. Disclaimer: Trip Leader is NOT an expert on wildflower identification. 

We will follow CMC and local COVID-19 protocols. 

Priority to Gore Range Group members until June 17, 2021, at which time participants will be added from the Wait List. 


If you need to cancel, please use the cancel button on the CMC site under "Members", "my trips", then select the trip and select "cancel reservation".  If you have to cancel the morning of the trip, please TEXT the leader by 8:00 a.m.

Bring the usual: COVID-19 Precautions (mask & sanitizer)

10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. 

Be ready for the predicted weather and conditions.

My favorite 10 Essentials List (Summit County Rescue Group

-Navigation: Map & Compass, GPS, extra batteries, watch

-Signaling: Whistle, Mirror, Cell Phone, Surveyor Tape

-Light Source: Headlamp, flashlight, extra batteries

-Nourishment: Water & High Energy food, plus extra

-Shelter: Tarp, Bivy, Cord

-Fire Building: Storm-proof matches, Fire Starter, Heat Tabs, Knife, Saw

-Personal Protection: Medications, First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, Eye protection, Bug repellent

-Weather protection: Extra Clothing, Rain Gear, Hat, Gloves, Large heavy-duty plastic bag

-Winter Add-ons (if applicable): Avy Beacon, Probe, Shovel