Live By Living Day Hike: Green Mountain Rooney Road. Saturday, April 21

Join us Saturday, April 21, for a DIFFICULT 4-mile hike with great views plenty of aerobic conditioning.  Lakewood’s William F. Hayden Park, a/k/a/ Green Mountain, is a real suburban treasure. If you’ve hiked Green Mountain with us before, this is NOT the trail we’ve taken in the past.  This hike starts on the west side of the mountain, and goes straight to the very top of Green Mountain before returning via a different route.

 

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, April 21

MEETING TIME: 9:00 AM

RETURN TIME: 11:00 AM

MEETING PLACE: ROONEY ROAD PARKING LOT

HIKE LEADER: Dan Miller

DIFFICULTY: DIFFICULT

DISTANCE: 4 miles

ELEVATION GAIN: about 850 feet

HIGHEST POINT: 6850 feet

DOGS: Leashed dogs are allowed on this trail

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE ROONEY ROAD TRAILHEAD: 

 

GOOGLE MAPS:  Type in “Rooney Road Trailhead” into the app. You should see a screen that looks like the map below.

 

OLD FASHIONED DIRECTIONS:  From Boulder, take Highway 93 to C-470.  From north Denver, take I-70 west to C-470.  Then, take C-470 east to the Alameda Parkway exit.  Turn RIGHT on Alameda, and follow it around a sharp uphill right turn as it becomes Rooney Road.  After about a mile, you will see a parking lot on the right.  Park here.

From central Denver, take 6th Ave. freeway west to the I-70 exit, and keep right to turn onto C-470 East.  Take the first exit on C-470, which is the Alameda exit described above. Proceed as described above.

From the south suburbs, take C-470 West and exit at Alameda.  Turn left, cross over C-470, and follow the directions as above.

 

 

Be sure to bring:

 

  1. Rain jacket (and pants)

 

  1. Clothing appropriate for the weather

 

  1. Water

 

  1. Trail snacks

 

  1. Sunscreen/sunwear/lip balm/sunglasses

 

CANCELLATIONS: I will send out an email no later than 8:00 the day of the hike if I decide to cancel the hike due to inclement weather.  If you need to cancel, or would like to sign up at the last minute, please call 303-808-2339.

 

To sign up for this hike, please complete the form below, using the tab key to move between entries.  You’ll need to scroll down a bit to reach the “submit form” button at the bottom.  Click on this button. The form will go blank, and you should see a message that your message was sent successfully.