Hiking – Chatauqua Mountain

This will be a loop hike over Chatauqua and Sundance peaks.

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  • Fri, Nov 25, 2022
  • Pikes Peak
  • Hiking
  • Adults
  • Difficult A
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 8,400 ft

We will meet at the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead at 8:55 AM to be hiking by 9:00. There is a $5 fee for trailhead parking.

Work off Thanksgiving dinner with this scenic tour of the Palmer Lake Reservoir area. We'll begin with a steep and relentless climb up Chatauqua, get a little respite as we drop down to the upper reservoir, then finish with another steep ascent to Sundance. The pace will be steady with breaks kept to a minimum. If there's interest, we can do lunch in town if people aren't quite ready to start on leftover turkey.


Palmer Lake Reservoir Trailhead

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Expect packed snow and possibly ice on the trail, so bring foot traction devices.

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