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 2018 Hikes
The hiking group will hike every Friday beginning May 4 through October 19.

Tentative Schedule – subject to change

May 4 – Whipple Trail System/Broken Boyfriend
May 11  – Golden Towers
May 18 – Brown’s Creek to the waterfall
May 25 – Canon City river walk
June 1 – Sawmill Creek
June 8 – Colorado Trail Avalanche to South Cottonwood
June 15 – Colorado Trail Angel of Shavano to Blanks Cabin
June 22 – Clear Creek Sheep Gulch
June 29 – Interlaken/Twin Lakes Culturally Modified Trees
July 6 – Lost Man Loop
July 13 – Alpine Tunnel to West Portal
July 20 – Hills are Alive
July 27 – St. Kevin Lake
August 3 – Native Lake
August 10 – Headwaters of the Arkansas
August 17 – Missouri Lakes
August 24- Lake Ann
August 31 – NO HIKE – BV music festival hikes
September 7 – Colorado Trail Lakeview to Lily ponds
September 14 – Colorado Trail Clear Creek area
September 21 – Salt Creek
September 28 – Willis Creek to Interlaken
October 5 – Timberline Lake
October 12 – Aspen Arch
October 19 – Royal Gorge Rim hike (tentative)


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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