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Hike Molas Trail to Elk Park

Wednesday, August 24, 12:00 am Register by Email

The hike down offers dramatic views of the canyon below and possibly a glimpse of the D&SNG as it passes through the canyon. Beautiful scenes are plentiful on this hike. The trail leads down into Animas Canyon and eventually to Elk Park with 35 switchbacks for the descent which means we finish with an ascent! Hardy hikers only. We will cross the Animas River via a bridge at 3.7, cross the tracks and on to Elk Park, the railroad stop for our historical narrow gauge train at 4.4 miles, our destination and lunch spot. This could be a 6 to 8 hour hiking day, pace will be moderate but rating hard. Carpool $9. Limit 15 due to wilderness regulations. Dogs OK.
RSVP: Clark Lagow clagow@rmi.net
SO! outings are limited to members and approved guests who are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 8:00 am
Purgatory Resort 8:30 am

Difficulty Info: Hard
8.7 miles 2240 ft.
Moderate pace