Join us this Saturday afternoon, February 9, for a MODERATE 2.5 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.
IN LIGHT OF THE FORECAST FOR SNOW THIS WEEK, WE ARE HEDGING OUR BETS. This hike starts off on a paved road that is closed to auto traffic, then turns into a VERY rocky, moderately steep trail that goes to the top of Dinosaur Ridge. If the trail is clear of snow and not too muddy, we’ll go up the ridge. But if we think it’s too slippery, we will stay on the road. If we do go up the ridge, please note there is a steep dropoff on the west side of the ridge. IF YOU HAVE ACROPHOBIA OR DIFFICULTY WITH YOUR BALANCE, THIS HIKE IS PROBABLY NOT FOR YOU.
As always, Live By Living day hikes are open to all cancer survivors and their caregivers, men and women. Regardless of whether you are currently in or out of treatment, we’d love to have you join us. If you’re uncertain whether you are physically up for a hike, please call us at 303-808-2339, and we can help you decide.
DAY/DATE: Saturday, February 9
MEETING TIME: 1:30 PM
RETURN TIME: around 3 PM
MEETING PLACE: Alameda Ave. and Rooney Road
DIFFICULTY: MODERATE, exertion-wise, and DIFFICULT, footing-wise (or EASY, FOOTING-WISE, if we stay on the road)
DISTANCE: 2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 600 feet
HIGHEST POINT: 6550
HIKE LEADER: Dan Miller
DOGS: Leashed dogs OK
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.
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 8:30 AM the day of the hike.
Be sure to bring:
1. Appropriate clothing for the weather.
3. Trail snacks/lunch
4. Sunscreen/sunwear/lip balm/sunglasses
To sign up for this hike, please fill out the form below, and hit “send.” The form will go blank, and you should see a message to the left of the send button that your message was sent successfully.