2023-11-01–PDSCW – Hike Notice

Palo Duro Senior Center – Wednesday Hiking Group
Golden Open Space – North – Golden
Wed, 2023-11-01 @ 8:30 AM

Highlights: Wide-angle views of the Ortiz and Sandia Mountains. Hike in parts of three different arroyos in the Golden Open Space, two with colorful red, yellow, and white walls.

Cautions: Most uphill on return. Bring hiking poles for the steep sections. The new bike trail is steep and narrow, with a dropoff on one side.

Web Page: Click here to go to the hike web page where you may view the hike map, trailhead directions, how to do the actual hike, and download the hike GPS files.

Hike Leader(s): Marilyn Warrant  
Van Driver(s): Paul Cheng  
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 7.1 mi
Min Elevation: 6020 ft
Elevation Change: 370 ft
Total Uphill: 700 ft
Total Downhill: 700 ft
Avg Grade: 5%
Route Type: CCW Loop
Travel Time 1W: 1:15
Travel Distance RT: 70 mi
Times: We will meet at 8:30 AM and leave at 8:45 AM

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