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outdoor recreation

Outdoor Recreation
Adult Programming
Classes are for ages 18 years & up, unless otherwise noted.
No formal instruction, but trips are led by experienced guides with
wilderness first aid training. Vans are equipped with portable AEDs
and guides carry SPOT GPS positioning in case of emergency.
Some trips are in the backcountry of the Poudre Canyon without
available Nordic Centers. Trips made to Rocky Mountain National
Park (RMNP) require a Parks Pass, Golden Age Pass, or $20 entry fee.
You should be in good health and capable of moderate to high
physical activity. Bring your own equipment, water, and food. Cost
includes transportation and guide.
For less of a challenge but to still enjoy a walk in the outdoors check
out our Outdoor Strolls on page 103
Member pricing available for activities listing an . Member price is
15% off after deducting the $1 program fee.
Trips leave from the Senior Center.

Boulder Brook/Glacier Gorge Loop
An attractive trail closely follows Boulder Brook through the lower
timberline zone into pretty subalpine forests. Good views of the
Continental Divide and Mummy Range. Note: Moderate; mileage: 7;
lowest elevation: 8850 ft.; highest elevation: 10280 ft.
7/13

Designed for adults ages 50 years & up who enjoy a good physical
challenge, but can also accommodate a range of paces. Ages
18 years & up also welcome. Please note difficulty level, mileage
(roundtrip), elevation change, and time as they differ for each hike.
Bridal Veil Falls, RMNP
Trail is best for brilliant plumes of whitewater. Note: Moderate;
mileage: 6 miles; lowest elevation: 7960 ft.; highest elevation:
8880 ft.
6/13

Tu

8:00 AM -4:00 PM

$31

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Cirque Meadows
Stunning views of four great cirques and Emmaline Lake via CSU
Mountain Campus. Note: Moderate; mileage: 7; lowest elevation:
8930 ft.; highest elevation: 9790 ft.
6/21

W

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Stormy Peaks
Trail follows a moraine for more than a mile and rises to provide
spectacular views of Pingree Park and the Mummy Range. Trail
crosses Comanch Peak Wilderness before reaching the northern
border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Note: Moderate; mileage: 7;
lowest elevation: 9040; highest elevation: 10400 ft.
6/29

Th

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Sandbeach, RMNP
Hike to a beautiful secluded mountain lake. Note: Moderate; mileage:
8.4; lowest elevation: 8340 ft.; highest elevation: 10283 ft.
7/5

W

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Big South
Vistas of rugged canyon while trekking through the subalpine forest.
Note: Moderate; mileage: 5; lowest elevation: 8500 ft.; highest elevation: 8900 ft.
7/18

Tu

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Montgomery Pass
A short route to get to the timberline. Offers a spectacular view of
wildflowers. Note: Moderate; mileage: 4; lowest elevation: 9920 ft.;
highest elevation: 10999 ft.
7/26

W

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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South Gap Lake, WY
Views of high alpine lakes and glaciers. Note: Moderate; mileage:
4.6; lowest elevation: 10300 ft.; highest elevation: 11000 ft.
8/1

Hiking Trips

Th

Tu

7:00 AM -4:30 PM

$42

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Medicine Bow, WY
Begins at timberline and offers scenic views of alpine lakes and
forest below. Note: Challenging; mileage: 10; lowest elevation:
10200 ft.; highest elevation: 11500 ft.
8/9

W

7:00 AM -4:30 PM

$42

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Black Lake, RMNP
A rugged trail leads deep into a spectacular glacial valley with
access to Mills Lake, Jewel Lake, and Ribbon Falls along the way.
Note: Challenging; mileage: 10; lowest elevation: 9240 ft.; highest
elevation: 10620 ft.
8/15

Tu

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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American Lakes
Scenic hike to the lakes with lots of wildflowers on the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary at Thunder Pass. Note: Challenging;
mileage: 10; lowest elevation: 9800 ft.; highest elevation: 11200 ft.
8/23

W

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Sky Pond, RMNP
An out and back trail that features a lake and is used for hiking,
nature trips, and birding. Note: Challenging; mileage: 9; lowest
elevation: 9240 ft.; highest elevation: 10900 ft.
8/31

Th

8:00 AM -4:30 PM

$31

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Leisure Hikes

Designed for adults ages 50 years & up who enjoy getting outdoors
and prefer a more leisurely paced outing with less technical hiking.
Ages 18 years & up also welcome.

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