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

 

 

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 Hike

 

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.

 

March Hike

 

March 1            Red Canyon Park     Novice            Leader:  Chris Talbot
Walking sticks are recommended
Park at the bathroom area (4-wheel drive vehicles recommended).
From the parking lot we will hike up the canyon to a point or exit.  At this point hikers may return on same route or the road loop.
 
 
March 8            Meeting Day   Tunnel Drive  Novice            Leader:  Chris Talbot
Follow hike leader to parking.  Hike is a simple out and back.
 
March 15            Voyager            Novice - Intermediate                      Leader:  Chris Talbot
Walking sticks are recommended.
Parking is at Stultz trail on Oak Creek Grade.
This hike is a slow steady ascent into a very pretty canyon.  We will return by the same route.   
 
March22            Stultz       Moderate                Leader:  Chris Talbot
Walking sticks are recommended.
This trail is off Oak Creek Grade.  Follow hike planner to parking.  This will be a steady ascent on a time basis.  We will return on the same route after one hour.