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 2017 Hikes
The hiking group will hike every Friday beginning May 5 through October 13.

Tentative Schedule – subject to change

May 5 – Whipple Trail System/Broken Boyfriend
May 12  – Sailor Homestead (Four Mile)
May 19 – Brown’s Creek to the waterfall
June 2 – Browns Canyon National Monument (TBD)
June 9 – Rainbow Lake
June 16 – Blanks Cabin
June 23 – TBD
June 30 – Mosca Pass Trail
July 7 – Ptarmigan Lake
July 14 – Native Lake
July 21 – Leadville Mining District
July 28 – Alpine Tunnel
August 4 – St. Kevin Lake
August 11 – Headwaters of the Arkansas
August 18 – Waterdog Lake
August 25 – Kronke Lake
September 1 – Kelly Creek
September 8 – Leadville Fish Hatchery
September 15 – Lilly Ponds
September 22 – Salt Creek
September 29 – Poplar Gulch
October 6 – Willis Creek
October 13 – Davis Meadow


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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