Rescheduled from Nov. 17, 2018. Ecology Park, an area near Canon City and south of Royal Gorge which is jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Canon City, offers hiking trails and access to Grape Creek and Temple Canyon.
As a followup to our May hike, this hike of approximately 5 miles with 500 feet elevation gain will explore the western end of the area. This area is threatened by proposed BLM oil and gas leasing, as well as mining, which we will discuss on this outing. We also will learn about the BLM’s resource management plan, and how it could affect the area.
This hike is sponsored by Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, Wild Connections, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Bring lunch, snacks, water, clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions. An optional carpool from Colorado Springs will be arranged.
Maximum 15 participants. For more information or to register for the hike, contact Jim Lockhart at 719-385-0045 or email@example.com.
Grand Canyon Hills overlooking Grape Creek at Ecology Park. Photo John Sztukowski
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species,
and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds