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Date Saturday  10/16/2021
End Date Saturday  10/16/2021
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Monument headwaters: rocks and fall color
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Thomas Mowle
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 10


Rampart Range. Loop from the intersection of FR320 (Mt Herman Road) and FR315 -- the closure gate to old FR322A.

For more info Contact

Tom Mowle,, 719-216-3932


Let's see the aspens and other fall color in the Rampart Range! Even if the timing on the leaves doesn't work out, we'll still have lots of rocks! Rocks to look at, rocks to look out from the top of, rocks to look at while standing on top of other rocks, even the OG balanced rock! This trip is mostly on rough, user-created trails; 1 downhill mile is off-trail; about 500' is technically exploratory (I believe I have in the past missed an even better overlook). There are three stream crossings that will probably be benign in fall but you might prefer boots off. We will move slowly enough to take lots of pictures, so don't sign up if that will make you impatient -- this trip will take all day while we soak up the nature. Getting out to one optional rock might be Class 3 & has a bit of exposure; otherwise just the usual hazards of pea gravel where dirtbikes are chewing up the slopes & big steps on uneven ground when off trail. Don't overlook the elevation gain: Rampart Range hikes often kick people's asses more than they expect. In this case, there are three major climbs out of the upper valleys of North Monument Creek and Monument Creek. No dogs or other nonhuman animal companions.



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