Hiking with Mountain Area Land Trust
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir
Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area in Park County near Fairplay.
See ancient bristlecone pines, stunning wildflowers, learn about scientific research from alpine researchers in the field and more!
Beaver Brook Watershed near Evergreen.
Join us in exploring the natural beauty of this mid-alpine property and learn about the history and natural resources that make it unique.
Details about each hike:
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 beautiful scenic vistas. The Pennsylvania Mountain trailhead starts at 11,700’ and the hike climbs to just over 12,000’ on a well-defined dirt social path and then follows the upper section of the Pika Trail. 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. During the hike we will discuss the critical alpine research happening on this property. Please call the MALT office at 303-679-0950 to sign up, once you've signed up, we will email directions to an easy meeting location.
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.
Please call the MALT office to sign up so we know you will be joining us! 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.