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Hike in Browns Canyon National Monument – Bassam Park

October 27, 2017

Photo: Logan Myers

Get out with GARNA to explore Browns Canyon National Monument on Friday, October 27. This guided hike will be on the 1435 south loop in the Bassam Park area of Browns Canyon. The trail meanders through grassy meadows and open Ponderosa pine forests with views of Bassam Park and the Arkansas Valley.

The hike distance is approximately 5-6 miles and is rated moderate to difficult because of the distance. The starting elevation is 9,353 ft reaching a maximum elevation of 9,884 ft for a gain of about 530 ft.

The hike is located on the drier, east side of the valley. The weather could be very pleasant, or could be cold with rain or snow.

Hike leaders: Logan Myers, GARNA and Friends of Browns Canyon Board member and John McCarthy, GARNA Board member and Hiking Club leader.

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October 27, 2017
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PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.