Hiking with Mountain Area Land Trust 

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."  - John Muir

MALT will be offering free guided nature walks again in 2017 to Beaver Brook Watershed near Evergreen CO and Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area near Fairplay, CO.  Thank you for joining us this year! 

Details about each hike: 

The Beaver Brook Watershed, near Evergreen, is beloved US Forest Service, Clear Creek County Open Space and MALT conserved land with outstanding scenic vistas and wildlife habitat.  On the hike you will learn about the unique history of how the watershed was saved from development as well as the natural resources of the area.  The out and back hike will last about 2-2.5 hours and is roughly 4-5 miles in distance, climbing 800ft on moderate slopes with frequent stops for learning about nature.  The elevation at the trail head is 9200ft. This is the highest point on the trail, which is 6.5miles from Evergreen up Squaw Pass Road. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. 

 


Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area is near Fairplay, CO in Park County. On the hike you can see ancient bristlecone pines, stunning wildflowers, alpine researchers in the field, and other sights.  The Pennsylvania Mountain trailhead starts at 11,700’ and the hike climbs to just over 12,000’ on a well-defined dirt social path. This is not a technical hike and there are no switchbacks.  The hike will last 2-3 hours. The pace is to be leisurely with frequent stops for learning about nature.