Hiking with Mountain Area Land Trust - Summer 2016
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir
Beaver Brook Watershed near Evergreen, CO.
Join MALT at Beaver Brook Watershed near Evergreen to learn about the unique history and natural resources of this beautiful property. View outstanding scenic vistas and wildlife habitat. Hikes from 10 am to 12 noon* Route and meeting location may change each week due to construction near the reservoir. Your guide will share specific details prior to the hike.
Friday, June 10th Saturday, June 18th Friday, June 24th Saturday, July 9th Friday July 15th Saturday, July 23 Friday, July 29 Saturday, August 13th
Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area near Fairplay, CO in Park County. See ancient bristlecone pines, stunning wildflowers and talk to alpine researchers in the field! Hikes from 10 am to 12:30 pm Hikers will meet at Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center at 9:45 am
One last hike left!! Saturday, June 25th Saturday, July 16th, Saturday, July 23rd Saturday, July 30th Saturday, August 13th
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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.
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.