2014 Hiking with MALT at Beaver Brook Watershed and Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area!
Natural Area is near Alma 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 be leisurely
with frequent stops for learning about nature.
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 hike will last about 2 hours and is roughly 3 miles in distance, with moderate slopes and frequent stops for learning about nature. The elevation at the trail head is around 8,800’ and this is the highest point on the trail. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.