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Wilderness Hikes June is hike month! More details on the Events page
Table Mountain is rugged, but this hike will get you in there. Photo Wild Connections.
Table Mountain Lands with Wilderness Characteristics A BLM Wildlands Hike Sunday, June 5 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Trailhead to trailhead time) Meeting Saturday (6/4) at 5:00 p.m. to caravan and camp near our trailhead at East Gulch
The grassy montane Table Mountain plateau looms high over Echo Canyon and the Arkansas River Canyonlands corridor and offers spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains across the way. Difficult to access, the Table Mountain area is one of the wildest, in-tact, and sizable places in central Colorado at over 30,000 acres. More...
View in Booger Red area. Photo Nick Calleros
Booger Red/Fourmile Creek Hike Saturday, June 11 9 am - 3 pm
The Bureau of Land Management has identified a largely roadless area in the Fourmile Creek area southwest of Cripple Creek as lands with wilderness characteristics. Learn how this area can be protected in upcoming BLM resource management planning. This moderate all-day, largely off-trail hike to the top of Booger Red Hill, rescheduled from May, will cover about six miles with 800 feet elevation change. more...
Rock Creek. Photo Jim Lockhart
Lost Creek Wilderness Black Canyon Hike on the Colorado Trail Saturday, June 18 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lost Creek Wilderness Area, while close to the urban Front Range, is a natural gem. We’ll hike a forested portion of the Colorado Trail in the area’s less-visited western end. Using a car shuttle, the one-way trek covers an easy to moderate six miles with less than 500 feet of elevation gain. Learn about the Wilderness Preservation System and visit the site of an upcoming wildland restoration project at Rock Creek. More...
M-56 Wolverine met his end in N. Dakotata
M-56 was spotted on Mt. Bierstadt in 2012 by Cameron Miller, wildlife photographer.
After treking from Grand Teton National Park through Wyoming and Rocky Mountain National Park, M-56 was seen by Cameron Miller on Mt. Bierstadt in 2012. M-56's radio collar was still working and so wildlife officials could psoitively idetnify him. Later his collar stopped functioning and no one knew where he was. By spring 2015 he had traveled back north to end up in N. Dakota where he was shot by a rancher who alleged the critter was harassing his cattle. He was positively identified as M-56.
His journey of several thousand miles shows how resilient and vigorous these aniamals are and also higlights the need for porteced cores and connecting wildlife passages to ensure that they will be around in the future.