2024-06-06–BCSC – Hike Notice

Bear Canyon Senior Center Hiking Group
Continental Divide Trail Near Echo Canyon – Ghost Ranch
Thu, 2024-06-06 @ 8:15 AM

Highlights: CDT trail is well marked with a moderately steep ascent through a ponderosa pine forest with views to the north. Turn around is at Salazar Tank but the hike could be as long as desired. A variety of wild flowers in the spring include the pasque flower.

Cautions: Poles are encouraged for those who need them for rocky and steep hiking.

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): Connie Dennison  
Van Driver(s): Paul Cheng  
Hike Class: C (Challenging)
Hike Distance: 5.3 mi
Min Elevation: 6950 ft
Elevation Change: 911 ft
Total Uphill: 1230 ft
Total Downhill: 1230 ft
Avg Grade: 8%
Route Type: InOut
Travel Time 1W: 2:00
Travel Distance RT: 252 mi
Times: We will meet at 8:15 AM and leave at 8:30 AM

Sign up/Pay: Sign up required, call 505-767-5959. Can sign-up 13 days before scheduled hike. Must Show Current Membership Card before signing Release Form on hike day. Those without their card will be turned away. Please call the center if you need to cancel so others on the wait list can go. There are NO LONGER transportation fees.

Advice: Please review the hike information above. Make a point to check the rating (A, B, C, D or E), distance, elevation gain and total uphill stats and compare them to your hiking abilities. For the safety and enjoyment of all hikers it is important that you only attend hikes within your ability. If you have any questions about the hike, contact the hike leader (see above) before the hike.

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