Seniors Outdoors! Schedule

Date & Location Outing description Difficulty info

Wed, Jun 23
8:30 am


PURG
8:30 am

WW hike
Upper Elbert Creek Trail

Hike through an open meadow along Elbert Creek to a ridgeline then hike along the ridgeline to a scenic overlook. Usually great flowers. 2 well behaved dogs. Include in RSVP.
Limit 15. SO! hikes are limited to COVID vaccinated members only.
RSVP Susan Beck-Brown 759-3421 sbeckbrown@yahoo.com

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Moderate
5 miles
700 ft.
HIGH ALTITUDE, min. elevation 10,000 ft.
Moderate pace

Wed, Jun 23
9:00 am


ACP carpool $2.

Wednesday Easy Hiker
Falls Creek -Hidden Valley

Trailhead is 5 mi. from town. Mostly in trees on a well-established trail. Beautiful view of Animas Valley.
SO! hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.
RSVP Becky Rodefer 619-933-2781

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Easy 2.5 miles

Thu, Jun 24
7:00 am


RC 7:00 am or 8:00 am Andrews Lake

Climb South Snowdon (N2) and Peak 12,618 (N3)

Explore the Snowdon Peak Divide. Flank Snowdon Peak on the west and climb South Snowdon. Bliss out on the tundra shelf to N3 (east of Crater Lake). Return through Snowdon Ponds and take a new route back to Andrews Lake. Primarily off-trail, extensive block fields, steep slopes. Limit 10. No dogs. SO! hikes are limited to COVID vaccinated members only. RSVP Debra Van Winegarden 769-7269 debra@vanwinegarden.com Co-leader Tomas Ward 426-8918 tom@thward.net

Most Challenging
11.7 miles
3,200 feet Moderately Brisk

Thu, Jun 24
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile road ride through the Animas Valley from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back. During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.
Ride leader: Rick Boebel, rick.boebel@boebel.com

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Moderate, 28 miles
Moderate pace

Fri, Jun 25
7:00 am


RC 7:00 am

Hike Jura Knob 12,614 ft

Hike up the Pass Creek Trail to the Engineer Mtn Trail to the ridge of Jura Knob. Climb the knob (some scrambling involved). Return on the Coal Creek Trail to Hwy 550. Limit 12 No Dogs
RSVP Sherry Suenram sherryjsuenram@gmail.com

This hike will require a shuttle. Masks are required to be worn in the shuttle vehicle.

Vaccinated Members only

Hard
9 miles
2200 ft
Brisk to Moderate Pace

Mon, Jun 28
7:00 am


RC 7:00 am

Climb Engineer Peak

Starting from Coal Bank Pass, the first two miles are good trail. The last mile involves a very steep, loose section and one tricky place with exposure. The top of the mountain is a climb, not a hike, but there will be plenty of hand-holding and moral support, so for those of you who have not climbed it and would like to, here is your chance. Limit 10. No dogs. During the pandemic SO! hikes are limited to SO! members with current vaccination
RSVP Lynn Coburn harrisoncoburn@gmail.com

Most challenging
6 miles
2,400 ft. elevation gain
Moderate pace

Mon, Jun 28
8:30 am


PURG/8:30 am

Hike Upper Elbert Creek Trail

Hike through an open meadow along Elbert Creek to a ridgeline then hike along the ridgeline to a scenic overlook. Usually great flowers. 2 well behaved dogs. Include in RSVP.

Limit 15. SO hikes are limited to COVID vaccinated members only.

RSVP Susan Beck-Brown 759-3421 sbeckbrown@yahoo.com

Moderate
5 miles
700 ft.
HIGH ALTITUDE, min. elevation 10,000 ft./Easy pace

Mon, Jun 28
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a social bike ride from the Rec Center to PJs and back.  During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.
Ride Leader: John Martin, mudpatch22@gmail.com

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Moderate 16 miles
Moderate Pace

Wed, Jun 30
7:00 am


RC 7:00 or 8:30 am Grouse Gulch Trailhead

Cinnamon Mountain Loop Trek

The climb hits three ranked summits and three numbered points ringing Grouse Gulch Basin. Begin on the south rim, go through Cinnamon Pass, and climb Cinnamon Mountain. Reprises the 2012 Bob Thompson hike. Off-trail, scrambling, steep slopes. 4WD. Limit 10. No dogs. SO! hikes are limited to COVID vaccinated members only. RSVP Debra Van Winegarden 769-7269 debra@vanwinegarden.com Co-leader Tomas Ward 426-8918 tom@thward.net

Most Challenging
7.5 miles
4,000 feet
Moderately Brisk

Wed, Jun 30
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am

WW hike
Colorado Trail 2nd TH to Gudys Rest

From the upper TH the hike begins with a gradual but steady climb through the canyon. The trail then descends slightly arriving at a bridge after 1.5 miles. Once at the bridge there are a series of switchbacks for 1.5 miles to Gudys Rest. Return is along the same route. Well mannered dogs ok. Include in RSVP. Limit 15. SO! hikes are limited to COVID vaccinated members only.
RSVP Lindy Ivie (505) 690-4903 iviedgo@gmail.com

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Moderate
6 mi.
1000 ft.
Moderate pace

Wed, Jun 30
9:00 am


ACP

Wednesday Easy Hikers Dalla Mtn. Park

Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. If possible, group may return by original route or slightly more challenging route for those who choose the Extra Mile.
SO! hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.
RSVP Ted Keller 970-759-7207 Ted.keller@gmail.com

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Easy-mod +/- 3 miles

Outings will meet and depart from the following locations:

  • ACP: Animas City Park for some outings to the north or out Florida Rd. The park (a narrow grassy area) is located on E. 2nd Ave. immediately north of 32nd (just north and east of North City Market). Note that it is on the WEST side of the river, so coming from Main Ave., you do NOT cross the bridge! Meeting area is on 2nd Ave just after turning north off 32nd St.
  • PURG: Purgatory Resort – at entrance, unless otherwise specified
  • RC: Durango Community Recreation Center for overnight trips and most outings to the north. The Rec. Center is located at 2700 Main Ave. Please park in the south lot between Main and the ball fields.
  • SRP: Santa Rita Park for outings to the south or either way on Hwy. 160. The park is located at the intersection of Hwy 160-550 & Santa Rita Drive, 1 mile South of the Doubletree Hotel. We gather behind the Santa Rita Park Sign.
  • TAM: Tamarron – parking lot at Tamarron Resort
  • TC: Trimble Crossing – west side of parking lot at Trimble Crossing in front of the hardware store
  • TH: At the trailhead or other location for some outings

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