GARNA Hiking Club

HIkingclubphoto1The hiking group goes out roughly once a month in the summer and fall months. Many of the hikes have a specific destination, but sometimes may involve hiking several miles, having lunch, and then hiking back. Information on hike distance, difficulty, and elevation gains are usually provided. Most hikes range between 4 and 8 miles in length and are in Chaffee County but sometimes take place in nearby Lake or Fremont County locales. Whenever possible, some time will be spent identifying plants and animals/birds, but there are not always experts hiking with the group. Special areas of knowledge and input are welcome!

GARNA’s Hiking Club coordinator: John McCarthy

If you are a GARNA member and are not already on the hiking club email list, please contact the office at If you have a trail recommendation, please let us know that as well!

Summer 2016 Hikes
The hiking group will hike every Friday beginning May 13 through October 14 except for Friday, July 1.

Tentative Schedule – subject to change

May 13 – Brown’s Creek Falls
May 20 – Sailor Homestead, Fourmile Area
May 27 – North Backbone Trail
June 3 – Badger Creek
June 10 – Browns Canyon, Railroad Gulch
June 17 – Colorado Trail Avalanche South
June 24 – Colorado Trail Angel of Shavano
July 1 – no hike, July 4th weekend
July 8 – Native Lake
July 15 – Alpine Tunnel/Tunnel Lake
July 22 – Ptarmigan Lake
July 29 – Hagerman Lake
August 5 – Kroeneke Lake
August 12 – Monarch Crest
August 19 – Arkansas Headwaters
August 26 – Interlaken
September 2 – South Fooses Creek
September 9 – Grizzly Lake
September 16 – Kelly Creek
September 23 – Willis Gulch/Interlaken
September 30 – Colorado Trail Lakeside Campground to Lily Ponds
October 7 – Leadville Fish Hatchery
October 14 – Davis Meadows


GARNA is the Arkansas River Valley’s only local broadly focused conservation and educational institution with non-profit status. GARNA is supported by membership fees…will you join us?

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