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Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule

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Wednesday, August 2 | Eldorado Canyon State Park

7:30am—5:00pm                 
Depart from: Central Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,060 ft.
Elevation gain: 850 ft.
Distance: 4.3 miles

Wednesday, August 16 | Spruce Mountain Open Space
7:30am—5:00pm                 
Pickup Location: Cook Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,100 ft.
Elevation gain: 505 ft.
Distance: 5.5 miles

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Pine Valley Ranch

This beautiful park in Pine offers enticing views of towering cliffs and sparkling Pine Lake while hiking through ponderosa pines and listening to the sound of rippling water from the South Platte River.  Along with the natural enjoyments of the park there is also Colorado history dating back to the 1800’s.    

7:30am—5:30pm                 
Pickup Location: Cook Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,000 ft.
Elevation gain: 400 ft.
Distance: 5 miles

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Golden Gate Canyon State Park (Frazer Meadows via Mule Deer Trail)

Hiking the Mule Deer trail as it leads you to Fraser Meadows in Golden Gate Canyon State Park will provide you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful display of great autumn colors and wildlife such as deer, elk and squirrels.  

7:30am—5:30pm                 
Pickup Location: Washington Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 8,662 ft.
Elevation gain: 708 ft.
Distance: 5 miles

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | The Loch (RMNP)

This trip will take you into Rocky Mountain National Park.  You’ll hike to the beautiful sub-alpine lake, The Loch, passing by cascading waterfalls and through an impressive gorge along the way.

7:30am—5:30pm                 
Pickup Location: Central Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 9,180 ft.
Elevation gain: 999 ft.
Distance: 6 miles

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Flagstaff Mountain Loop  (Boulder OSMP)

This trail skirts the summit of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder Open Space, providing plentiful views along the way.

8:00am—5:00pm                 
Pickup Location: Washington Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,748 ft.
Elevation gain: 650 ft.
Distance: 4.8 miles

Wednesday, November 1,  2017 | Dakota Ridge to Red Rocks

Hike through rolling grasslands and past unique red rock formations to a ridge overlooking the surrounding Front Range mountains and Red Rocks Park.

8:00am—5:00pm                 
Pickup Location: Central Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,360 ft.
Elevation gain: 600 ft.
Distance: 5.5 miles

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods provides an opportunity for you to wander among the magnificent, neck wrenching, jaw dropping red rock formations that make this park so spectacular!  Additionally, we will enjoy a 30 minute nature walk led by a park naturalist.    

8:30am—5:30pm                 
Pickup Location: Cook Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,035 ft.
Elevation gain: 300 ft.
Distance: 4.5 miles

team building games

DPR Recreation staff will come to your location and facilitate team building through activities that focus on skills such as leadership, problem solving, decision making, teamwork and communication. 

All programs are custom-made to help achieve your group's goals- contact us for scheduling and more details.

outdoor rec hiking trips in the fall and summer

Youth

Schools and other organizations can schedule a day hike for groups of students ages 5-18. Youth hiking trips are programmed based on your group's size, age, skill level and goals. Levels of difficulty range from easy to strenuous with various routes to choose from. Explore the riparian ecosystem of Beaver Brook or learn about Colorado natural history and ecology on a fun-filled trek through the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Contact us to schedule a youth hike.

people completing the genesee challenge ropes course


Located in Genesee Park, just 20 minutes west of Denver, Genesee Challenge Course is set in a beautiful stand of Ponderosa Pines overlooking the continental divide. There are roughly 60 low and high elements that allow us to create a program specifically designed to achieve your group’s goals.

Learn more | Download the brochure

Genesee Challenge Course is open April through October for groups in size from 8 - 100.

For more information call 720-865-0680 or email at outdoor.recreation@denvergov.org.

 

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