Live By Living Day Hike: Dinosaur Ridge Loop. Sunday, October 15

 

 

Join us this Sunday, October 15, as Dan leads a MODERATE 3.2 mile hike on Dinosaur Ridge, located just northeast of Morrison.  It’s not often you can go to a National Natural Landmark, a Colorado Natural Area, and a Point of Geologic Interest all at the same time, but you’ll do exactly that here.  Dinosaur Ridge is one of the most famous dinosaur fossil sites in the world, and for good reason.  You’ll see lots of dinosaur tracks, ancient seabeds, and more on this hike.  And once you are on top of the ridge, you’ll have fantastic 360 degree views up and down the Front Range, west to Red Rocks Park, and east to Green Mountain and downtown Denver. 

 

 

yes, this is the trail!

 

 

 

Part of this walk is paved, and part is on a VERY rocky, moderately steep trail (see photo to right — it’s not all like that, but parts of the ridge are). Once we reach the top of the ridge, we will descend on the Zorro trail.

 

 

 

 

Live By Living walks are open to men and women, survivors and caregivers.  Kids and dogs welcome, too!  Come on out and enjoy a beautiful fall day.  If you have any questions about our walks, please contact us.

DAY/DATE: Sunday, October 15

MEETING TIME:  9:00 AM

RETURN TIME:  noon or before                                          

MEETING PLACE:  Alameda Ave. and Rooney Road

DIRECTIONS: From Boulder, take Hwy 93 south to US 6 to C470 and take the first exit to Alameda Ave.  Turn RIGHT at the light, and drive 0.2 mile to where the road takes a sharp right hairpin.  Turn left at the hairpin and park on the shoulder of the road before the gate.

From Denver, take 6th Ave. Freeway west, take the exit for C-470 East, then take the Alameda Ave. exit and proceed as above.

DIFFICULTY:  MODERATE

DISTANCE:   3.2 miles

ELEVATION GAIN:             600 feet

HIGHEST POINT:     6550   

HIKE LEADER: Dan Miller

DOGS: Leashed dogs OK

 

 

Be sure to bring:

  1. appropriate clothing for the weather
  2. a water bottle
  3. Sunscreen/sunwear/lip balm/sunglasses

 

 

Cancellation:  If you need to cancel, please call Dan at 303-808-2339.  If we decide to cancel the hike due to inclement weather, we will notify everyone who has registered no later than 8:00 AM the day of the hike.

 

To sign up for this hike, please complete the form below and click on the “submit form” button at the bottom. The form will go blank, and you should see a message that your message was sent successfully.