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.
Notice: Daylight savings starts in November, time to change our start times to 9 A.M. starting in Nov.
Jan. 18 Ecology Park to Temple Canyon Park Trail Leader: George Williams
Directions: 3.5 miles from VI. Take 1st Street south to CR3 (Temple Canyon Road). Go right on CR3 to the Rockafellow Ecology Park lot on your right. Park at the South end of the lot. All paved roads.
4.5 miles round trip, on mostly good trails. The length and the long (1+ miles) climb to a valley overlook make this a more difficult hike.
Note: Several places along the trail may have signs of old mining activity.
Jan.25 Feldspar Mine Leader: George Williams
This is an easy 2-mile round trip hike over mostly good trails.
Directions: 6.2 miles from VI. Take 1st Street south to CR3 for approx. 3.5 miles. Parking is available at the “unmarked” trailhead. Expect 1.5 miles of poor road that could be accessible to high clearance vehicles.
SNOW ALTERNATE HIKE - Fremont Peak (1st radio tower)
February 1 -Meet at Village Inn to carpool and hike Fountain Creek Regional Park
(Colorado Springs) easy trail
February 8 - Meeting day - meet at Village Inn for road cleanup followed by our meeting at El Alazon at 11:00 a.m.
February 15 - Meet at Village Inn to hike Pueblo Lake. Go east on Hwy 50 to Pueblo West, turn right on McCulloch Blvd and then left on S Nichols Road (there is a sign showing Pueblo Lake State park). There is a dirt parking lot before the entrance. If you park there, there is no need to have a park pass.
February 22 - Meet at Village Inn to hike Aiken Canyon, a 3 to 4 mike hike with a 920 foot gain. From Penrose, drive north on hwy 115 for 18 miles to Turkey Canyon Road - turn left for 0.2 mile parking area.