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.  We are still working on the hiking calendar and will post it as soon as possible! 

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 approximately 2 hours and is roughly 2.5 - 3.5 miles in distance, climbing 800ft on moderate slopes with frequent stops for learning about nature.  People of all ages and abilities are welcome.

 

Take Squaw Pass Road (HWY 66) west off Evergreen Parkway (HWY 74) out of Evergreen. Turn right on the second turn onto Old Squaw Pass Rd approximately 3.7 miles from Evergreen Parkway. Parking is available at trailhead.

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.