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 2019 Hikes
The hiking group will hike every Friday beginning April 26 through October 11.

Tentative Schedule – subject to change

4/26 Cañon City River Walk
5/3 Bridge to Bridge, Broken Boyfriend
5/10 Royal Gorge Rim
5/17 Sawmill Creek
5/24 Columbine Loop
5/31 Turkey Rock
6/7 Colo Trail – Avalanche to S. Cottonwood Cr
6/14 Interlaken (Willis Gulch)
6/21 Sheep Gulch
6/28 Cow Lake
7/5 Quiet Hike – TBD
7/12 Alpine Tunnel
7/19 Hills Are Alive
7/26 Native Lake
8/2 Hagerman Tunnel
8/9 Missouri Lakes
8/16 Arkansas Headwaters
8/23 Ptarmigan Lake
8/30 Waterdog Lakes
9/6 Timberline Lake
9/13 Grizzly Lake
9/20 Colo Trail – Lily Ponds
9/27 Colo Trail – Angel of Shavano to Blanks Cabin
10/4 Pine Creek
10/11 Davis Meadows