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Date Saturday  1/8/2022
End Date Saturday  1/8/2022
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Aiken Canyon Preserve
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Andy Lyon
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5.6
Elevation Gain 965
Driving Distance 40


(Rescheduled from 1-1-22)


Start your 2022 hiking season at a lovely hidden gem just south of Colorado Springs - the Nature Conservancy's Aiken Canyon Preserve.


Per the most recent CMC COVID protocols, proof of vaccination will be required for participants prior to the hike.


Over 100 species of birds have been spotted in this area, a “zone between the plains and mountains where dramatic red spires and outcrops collide with rich green flora.” So bring your binocs and get out to the Nature Conservancy’s Aiken Canyon to kick off the new year. Since this is a gentle 5-miler, we’ll take lots of time to pause, view and photograph whatever seems interesting. Pack a thermos and foam to sit on as we will hike up to a high point to take a break and look south toward Spanish Peaks and the Sangres. Bring traction and poles to navigate any icy spots.


This trip is primarily for Pikes Peak and Pueblo group members. Others are welcome to sign up but may placed on the wait list.


For more info Contact

Andy Lyon, 719.650.3043



Per CMC COVID protocols, participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Dogs are not allowed in Aiken Canyon. 



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.