Hiking Group

CUUC_Hiking Group

May 7:  Sandstone Ranch, 10:00 am start time

Our hike on May 7th will be to Douglas County’s newest Open Space, Sandstone Ranch.  This 2,038-acre ranch borders the Pike National Forest and features an extraordinarily diverse landscape including red rock formations and sloping meadows; vast wildlife habitat and corridors, expansive and diverse vegetation and other natural resources; as well as cultural and historic assets, including a historic ranch operation and a number of historic buildings dating back to its original owners in the 1870s.  Our 4.7 mile hike starts at 6,600’, has an elevation gain of 300’ and is rated Easy-Moderate.   Please bring poles and maybe also YakTrax for mud along the trail.

We’ll meet at 10:00 am at the trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/place/9604+S+Perry+Park+Rd,+Larkspur,+CO+80118/@39.2238734,-104.9442883,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x876ca42bd4967353:0xae6f5d9712e2d7f!8m2!3d39.2238734!4d-104.9355336

Please bring a lawn chair and lunch and we’ll picnic in the park afterwards if it’s not too cold.