Meet-Up Hike to Ptarmigan Lake

Ptarmigan Lake is one of the iconic spots in the Sawatch Range. The hike starts steeply through a dense forest emerging onto a sub-alpine plateau, then continuing above tree line into the alpine zone around the main lake. Wildflower displays can be spectacular, the...

Ride to Pomeroy Lake

Time: 8am – 2pm Rating: Medium Recommended equipment: 4×4 vehicle, no drive experience necessary but helpful. Staging area: Avery Parsons Elementary School on Main Street. Staging at 7:45, leaving at 8am Limit: 10 Vehicles Trail Highlights:  If you enjoy...

Hike to Lake Hartenstein

The Hartenstein Lake hike begins at Cottonwood Pass road west of Buena Vista. The distance is around 6 miles round trip with a starting elevation 9,900 ft and a lake elevation of 11,430 ft (gain and loss of 1,530 ft).  The trail is rocky in places and has one stream...

Meet-Up Hike and Fishing Session: Hancock Lakes

Meet-up with local fishing expert Brian Galyon to hike or 4×4 to a high alpine lake in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Requirements: Must have experience fishing and all appropriate gear. Be prepared to be out all day; bring water, layers, and sack lunch. Must...