The monthly Meeting of the Canonland Walkers and Hikers is held on 2nd Wednesday at El Alazan Restaurant: 1925 Fremont Dr. Canon City (between Shell gas station and Village Inn restaurant, on the north side of I-50) at 10:30 A.M.

Meeting starting at 11 A.M. 

 

WEDNESDAY HIKES

 

 

Starting in  April : Will meet at Village Inn at 8.00 AM

 

 

April Hikes – 2016

 

 

 

April 27th          Copter Point – Meet at Village Inn at 8:00 a.m.

 

Hike Leader:  Forrest Borre

 

Driving Directions:  Drive to Forrest Borre’s house (just down the road form Kevin’s house), hikers will need to follow someone that knows the way.  Hike starts out easy and finishes with some scrambling as it approaches Copter Point.  Lots of good views.  This is an out and back, about 2 miles round trip.  Following the hike will be an opportunity to work on the club float for the Blossom Parade

 

 

May 2016 Hikes

May 4          Newlin Creek                            Leader:  Arlo Dupont

South from Florence on CSH for ca. 4.5 mi. , west on CR 15 ca. 5.5 mi to Florence Mountain Park. Trailhead is on the west side of the park. parking area.  Moderate hike with elevation gain to old steam engine.

 

May 11          Meeting Day at El Alazan

Road cleanup day.   Meet at the Rec. District on Reynolds at 8 A.M.

 

May 18          The Banks                               Leader:  Forrest Borre

Easy hike, about 4 miles round trip.  Near Red Canyon Park.

 

May 25          Five Point Gulch                      Leader:  Arlo Dupont

Moderate 4.5 round trip.  Some elevation gain

Directions:  Highway 50 west toward Cotopaxi to mile marker 260.   Park on South side of road, by bridge.  The trail access is beneath the bridge. Travel distance from VI is ca. 22 mi. RT distance of hike: 6 mi.. Elevation gain: 1360 ft. Relative Hike difficulty: 8.6.