Apex Trail in Apex Park – Jefferson County Open Space 12/15/12

Apex Trail > Enchanted Forest Trail > Apex Trail Starting Elevation:  Approximately 6200 Ft Highest Elevation:  Approximately 7400 Ft,  elevation gain is 1200Ft, but the trail goes up and down so the total gain was likely more. Trail Length: 5.8 miles is what we did but there are more options to make it longer. TrailContinue reading “Apex Trail in Apex Park – Jefferson County Open Space 12/15/12”

Ben Tyler Trail #606 – Pike National Forest 12/1/12

Ben Tyler Trail #606 Starting Elevation: Approximately 8300Ft Highest Elevation:  Approximately 11,700Ft ( total gain would have been 3400ft) ….Unfortunately we only made it to just shy of 11,oooFt, we think Trail Length: 11.5 miles officially but since I left my fitbit at home I have no idea what it would have tracked.  In theContinue reading “Ben Tyler Trail #606 – Pike National Forest 12/1/12”

Walker Ranch Loop – Boulder 11/24/12

Walker Ranch Loop Starting/Ending Elevation: 7287FT Net Elevation Gain: 890FT ( +1737 round trip elevation gain) Trail Length:  7.6 miles officially ( My fitbit said 9-ish miles but we spent an hour taking pictures at the falls or rapids).  It took us 4 hours to complete, not including the hour we spent taking pictures workingContinue reading “Walker Ranch Loop – Boulder 11/24/12”

Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon Trail 11/17/12 The Assessment

Sorry for the double posting and duplicate seeming emails- something weird happened with the original post and almost all of it was deleted so I had to rewrite it! The whole week before we did this hike I was pretty nervous about how hard it would be.   From everything I had read, if itContinue reading “Green Mountain via Gregory Canyon Trail 11/17/12 The Assessment”

Nighthawk Trail – Hall Ranch 11/10/12

Nighthawk Trail > Out and Back Starting Elevation:  5480 Ft Highest Elevation:  6570 ft ( but there is a an additional 320ft loss then gain for a total Elevation gain of 1410ft) Trail Length:  10.2 miles officially, unfortunately we took a wrong turn and so did a total of 12 miles today.  It took usContinue reading “Nighthawk Trail – Hall Ranch 11/10/12”

Not the weekend hike we planned, repeater of Carpenters Peak-Roxborough State Park 11/4/12

    There is a hike that is proving to be more elusive than I thought possible, I had hoped today was the day to get it done, but alas it was once again not meant to be.  This will be the 3rd time I have had to cancel it! I knew last night whenContinue reading “Not the weekend hike we planned, repeater of Carpenters Peak-Roxborough State Park 11/4/12”

Rawhide Trail White Ranch Park Jefferson CO Open Space (Golden) 10/18/12

Rawhide Trail Loop Starting Elevation:  7505 Ft Ending Elevation:  7505 Ft ( Highest point at 7558 Ft Total Elevation gain approx 865 ft) Trail Length: 4.7 miles according to the trail map, my fitbit said 5.5miles.  It took us just under 3 hours to complete Trail Uses: Hiker, Biker, Horses Degree of Difficulty: Moderate/Easy Bathrooms:Continue reading “Rawhide Trail White Ranch Park Jefferson CO Open Space (Golden) 10/18/12”

Deer Creek Canyon Jefferson Co Open Space (Littleton) 10/6/12

  Meadowlark> Plymouth Creek> Homesteader ( Twice)> Plymouth Mountain> Plymouth Creek> Back to Meadowlark Starting Elevation: 6110 Ft Highest Elevation: 7428 Ft ( Total Elevation gain of 1300+) Trail Length:  8.6 miles of trails is what we did( My fitbit said 10 miles) and it took us 3:25 hours.  But you have lots of optionsContinue reading “Deer Creek Canyon Jefferson Co Open Space (Littleton) 10/6/12”