Seniors Outdoors! Schedule

Date & Location Outing description Difficulty info

Mon, Sep 20
7:00 am


Needles Store, 7 am

Climb Grizzly Peak (13,738 ft.)

Climb Grizzly Peak. Mostly off trail on loose rock.  Climb steep couloir with loose dirt and rock to broad ridge to summit.  Great view of San Juan peaks from summit.  Return via south ridge with class 3 scramble and moderate exposure.
There is a long, rough drive to the trailhead needing high clearance or 4wd vehicles.
Limit 10, no dogs. Carpool $9
RSVP Tim Tischler, 970 247 7970, 512 971 4229, tbtischler46@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Hard, 7.3 miles and 3200 ft elevation gain.
Pace will be moderate but depending on weather could be fast.

Mon, Sep 20
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Sep 22
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
PURG 8:30 am

WW hike
Purgatory Trail

We will hike from the trailhead across from Purgatory downhill through lovely aspen groves to Purgatory Flats then turn right to a nice viewpoint. Then we will retrace our steps and slowly climb back up to the trailhead.
NO dogs. Limit 12. Carpool $4.
RSVP by email only Cindy Werland cewerland@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate
4 mi.
1200 ft. Moderate pace

Wed, Sep 22
9:00 am


ACP 9:00 am

WEH Hike Falls Creek east trails

Falls Crk.Rd. east trailhead
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or slightly more challenging for those who choose the “Extra Mile”.

Carpool $2

Do not RSVP. Text Ted Keller at 970 759-7207 if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the Trailhead.
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy-Moderate
+/- 3 mi

Thu, Sep 23
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
PURG 9:00 am

Bike Lime Creek Road

This is a one-way mountain bike ride on Lime Creek Road, starting at the upper end by Hwy. 550. We will drop a shuttle car at the lower end. The ride begins with an 800 foot downhill ride to the creek, followed by a 600 ft. climb. We will likely take a short side hike to Adrenalin Falls, break for lunch, and continue another 800 feet downhill to the shuttle cars. The road is rough, but the fall colors should be glorious. Mountain bike strongly recommended.
Limit 15, no dogs, carpool $6.
RSVP Harding Cure at hardingcure@gmail.com
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate, 11.4 miles, 600 ft. gain, moderate biking pace

Thu, Sep 23
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Fri, Sep 24
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am
TH 9:10 am

Hike Perins Peak South

Hike on a well-established trail from the Rockridge Trail Head Parking lot. Enjoy beautiful La Plata Mountain, Missionary Ridge and City of Durango views at the destination. Hiking poles helpful for return trip.
No Dogs. Carpool $1. Hunting Season Wear Orange.
RSVP Wayne Bedor waynebedor@yahoo.com or 970-769-6548
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate, 5.5 miles, 1800 ft. gain, moderate pace

Sun, Sep 26
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
TH 9:15 am

Hike
Vallecito Creek

Although the trail is rocky and narrow in spots it offers great views into the gorge. This is a meandering hike with stops for picture taking, rests, and smelling the roses. No Dogs. Carpool $5. Limit 15 due to Wilderness designation.
RSVP Gail Davidson 970-799-2940, gaildavidson1@gmail.com
SO! Hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
Slow pace
7 miles
900ft gain

Mon, Sep 27
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Tue, Sep 28
8:00 am


SRP 8:00 am

Hike & Cookout at Ward Cabin

This is an easyish one-way hike from Transfer Campground to the Ward cabin at 9,000 feet in the aspen forest. We will set up a shuttle before the hike so the cars will be at the cabin. We will have a cookout for lunch. We will supply hot dogs (also veggie), buns, fixings, beans and lemonade. Other dishes welcome. Carpooling encouraged because of the shuttle.
Limit 15, two dogs on leash. Carpool $5.
RSVP to Donna Ward at tlward@frontier.net. Co-leader Travis Ward.
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Easy/moderate, 4 miles, 400 ft. gain, moderate pace

Wed, Sep 29
8:30 am


RC 8:15 am

Animas Mt. Trail Geology Hike

This is a moderate hike to the top of Animas Mt. along a well-defined, somewhat rocky trail that returns back to TH. Several stops with expert geologist discussion of the geology that created the wide variety of north Durango scenery viewed along trail. Visual aids included. Will be 5-7 hours in length depending on amount of hiker questions and discussion. Bring lunch.
Limit 15. No dogs.
RSVP Jeff Brame 759-9827 or geostar20@aol.com
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate.
6 mile loop,
approx. 1520 ft. gain,
moderate pace

Wed, Sep 29
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
PURG 9:00 am

WW hike
Cascade Village

The hike begins behind the condos at Cascade Village. The trail ascends immediately and then winds gently through an aspen forest then down to a meadow along Cascade Creek. There are fine views of Engineer Mountain along the way. Limit 15. Carpool $5.
RSVP Tricia Bayless 799-4535 tbayless@bresnan.net
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate
6 miles
400 ft. Moderate pace

Wed, Sep 29
9:00 am


ACP 9:00 am

WEH Hike Log Chutes Trails

Log Chutes Trailhead: 5 mi. up Jct. Crk. Rd. Hilly terrain. Carpool $2
RSVP if you are bringing a dog. Becky Rodefer, roderfer@hotmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy-Moderate
+/- 3 mi.

Thu, Sep 30
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Fri, Oct 1
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
TC 8:15 am

Hike Castle Rock

An annual favorite for fall colors. Beginning at the Needles Store, we will hike the Elbert Creek trail climbing steadily through the aspens to the cabin and then up to Castle Rock with commanding views of Electra Lake, Spud Mountain and the Twilights. Carpool $4. Limit 10. 2 well behaved dogs OK
RSVP Judy Mack tupelo16@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Moderate
5.5 miles
1650 ft
Moderately brisk pace

Sun, Oct 3
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
TH 8:30 am

Hike
Purgatory Flats

This hike is a reverse climb: we will begin at the top, hike down to the Animas River, then climb back out of the canyon. Good views, hiking in Aspen, good fall color, depending on the timing. Carpool $4. Limit 12, two well behaved dogs okay.
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
RSVP Franny 970-884-1139 frannyhart8@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Moderate
8 miles RT
1100 ft gain
Moderate Pace

Mon, Oct 4
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Tue, Oct 5
7:30 am


RC 7:30 am
TC 7:45 am

Climb Jura Knob 12,614 ft

Hike up the Pass Creek Trail to the Engineer Mtn. Trail to the ridge of Jura Knob. Climb Jura (some scrambling involved) Return on the Coal Creek Trail to Hwy 550. This hike will require a shuttle. Carpool $6, Limit 10, No Dogs
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
RSVP Sherry Suenram sherryjsuenram@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Hard
9 miles
2200 ft
Brisk pace

Wed, Oct 6
8:30 am


SRP 8:30 am
TH 8:45 am

Hike Barnroof Point

This is a moderate hike with some bushwhacking near the end of the point. Hike begins in the Dry Fork parking lot just off CR 207 (Lightner Creek Road) and climbs from the SW to the NW with lovely views of the La Platas.
Limit 12, No dogs. Carpool $2
RSVP Wayne Bedor 769-6548 or waynebedor@yahoo.com
Co-leader: Bruce Rodman
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate, 5.5 miles, 1,900 ft. gain, moderate pace

Wed, Oct 6
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
PURG 9:00 am

WW hike
Ouray Perimeter Trail

Moderately strenuous trail providing beautiful views of Ouray and the surrounding peaks. Worth the drive! No dogs. Limit 12. Carpool $11.
RSVP Susan Beck-Brown 759-3421 sbeckbrown@yahoo.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate 6 miles
1600 ft. Easy pace

Wed, Oct 6
9:00 am


ACP 9:00 am

WEH Hike Dry Creek Trail

Dry Creek Trailhead from Dry Fork parking.
Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or slightly more challenging for those who choose the “Extra Mile”. Carpool $2
Do not RSVP. Text Ted Keller at 970 759-7207 if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the Trailhead.
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy-Moderate
+/- 4 mi.

Thu, Oct 7
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Sat, Oct 9
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am TH 8:45am

Hike Vallecito Creek

We will hike through fall colors along the rushing waters of Vallecito Creek to the second bridge. The pace will be BRISK for an end of the season great workout. Carpool $5. Limit 10.
RSVP Terri Wells 970-749-8209 terriwells7@hotmail.com
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! Hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.

Hard
Brisk Pace
12 miles
1,200ft gain

Sun, Oct 10
2:00 pm


Four Corners RV 2:00 pm

Skiers Pot Luck

RSVP date change

Attention Downhill Skiers and Boarders: Get acquainted, reacquainted and/or just have a good time at a pot luck gathering hosted at Four Corners RV on Highway 3. Bring your small tables and chairs, plus beverages and a dish to share. We need a count of attendees via RSVP no later than October 3.
RSVP to Bruce Rodman at Mtnman16@gmail.com or 970-385-7899. (Please leave your email address with phone message.)
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Easy and Fun

Mon, Oct 11 -
Fri, Oct 15


RC 7:00 am

Car Camp San Rafael Swell, Utah

We will set up our first camp near Goblin Valley State Park and explore some of the canyons near there. Then venture into Robbers Roost for some more canyons. There will be some exposure issues and this will involve scrambling over obstacles in the canyons. No dogs. Limit 12. Carpool TBD. HC vehicle.
RSVP Chris Blackshear, 970-238-1541, chris.blackshear@gmail.com, Co-Leader Stephanie Weber steph4100@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Moderate, exposure to drop offs, difficult scrambling

Mon, Oct 11
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Oct 13
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
PURG 8:30 am

WW hike
Cascade Creek

This trail begins at the Forest Service Center by the TH for Larkspur Lane (Engineer MountainTrail) and meanders through aspen groves and meadows until it meets up with Cascade Creek Rd. near the gate.We will then proceed past the gate to a break spot along the creek. Return is by the same route. Limit 15. Carpool $5. Hunting season wear orange.
RSVP Michele Mals (505) 288-0971 michelemariemals@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate
5 miles
300 ft.
Moderate pace

Wed, Oct 13
8:00 am


ACP 8:00 am
TC 8:10 am

Hike Mitchell Lakes via Jones Cree/Pinkerton Flagstaff Trails (9,562 Ft.)

This climb through old growth forest and the ridge north of Hermosa Mountain should bring fall colors, expansive views and the opportunity to check out some of the 416 Fire burn area three years later. After leaving vehicles at the ending trailhead on CR250N, we will depart from Lower Hermosa Horse Camp on Forest Road 576 (CR 201). We will hike north on the Jones Creek Trail to the junction with the Pinkerton Flagstaff Trail where we head south to Mitchell Lakes and then down the Mitchell Lakes (4WD) Road to CR250N. Rated hard due to length. Limit 16 people. Hunting season – wear orange. Since we will proceed through fresh burn area, hike to be conducted only if weather is non-threatening. Carpool $2.
RSVP: Bruce Rodman 385-7899 Mtnman16@gmail.com
Co-leader Wayne Bedor 764-4089 waynebedor@yahoo.com
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Hard, 10.8 miles, 2000 ft. gain, moderate pace

Wed, Oct 13
9:00 am


ACP 9:00 am 

WEH Hike Haviland Lake to Chris Park

Haviland Lake Trailhead to Chris Park trails
 Friendly dogs & hikers welcome. Whenever possible group may return by original route or slightly more challenging for those who choose the “Extra Mile”. Carpool $4
Do not RSVP. Text Ted Keller at 970 759-7207 if you need more specific info or wish to meet at the Trailhead.
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy-Moderate
+/- 3 mi.

Thu, Oct 14
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
PURG 8:30 am

Hike Goulding Creek Trail to Jones Creek

We will hike the switchbacks up Goulding Creek (most of the elevation gain), follow the ridge south on the Pinkerton Flagstaff Trail, and descend on the Jones Creek Trail to Hermosa Creek. Note that a shuttle is required for this hike. Carpool $4 Limit 12. No Dogs.
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
RSVP Steve Krest stevekrest@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Hard
10.5 miles
2300 ft gain
Moderate pace

Thu, Oct 14
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Sat, Oct 16
9:00 am


Hermosa Gas Station 9:00 am

Highway Cleanup

Date Change from October 9 to 16

Come join other SO! Members as we clean up our two stretches of Highway 550. We will meet at the Hermosa Gas station lot and head straight out. No coffee and donuts this time. Bring work gloves and orange vest if you have one. If not, we have several vests.
RSVP: Betsey Butler, ejbutler12@gmail.com or phone 609-532-6948

Easy route, easy pace

Mon, Oct 18
9:00 am


SRP 9:00 am

Hike New Mexico Arches

A short hike and scramble in northern New Mexico to the beautiful Anasazi Arch in Cox Canyon, the unique Octopus Arch in Dirt Canyon, and a few other real or imposter arches along the way. The distances are not far, but there is some bushwhacking and ledge scrambling.
No limit, agile dogs OK. 4WD/HC is helpful but not necessary. Carpool $5. RSVP leader Harding Cure at hardingcure@gmail.com or 970-382-8286.
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate with scrambling, 3 miles, easy pace

Mon, Oct 18
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Oct 20
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am

WW hike
Log Chutes

We will enjoy the fall colors with Kennebec Mt. in the background as we hike the West View Trail plus an extension of the Log Chutes Trail system. It is a very pleasant loop with some ups and downs. No dogs. Limit 15. Carpool $2. Hunting season wear orange.
RSVP Lorraine McCleary (703) 403-9073 lorrainemccleary@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate
5 miles
700 ft.
Moderate pace

Wed, Oct 20
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
TH 8:45 am

Hike Haflin Creek Trail

This is classified a hard hike due to the elevation gain. Hike on a well-established trail with wonderful views of the Animas Valley to the west. Hunting season wear orange
Limit 12, No Dogs. Car pool $2
RSVP: Wayne Bedor, cell 769-6548 or home 764-4089 or waynebedor@yahoo.com
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Hard, 5.5 miles, 2700 ft. gain, moderate pace

Wed, Oct 20
9:00 am


SRP 9:00am

WEH Hike Sale Barn Trail

Sale Barn TH behind Dietz Mkt. Dogs kept under control. Bring leash. Carpool $2
RSVP Lydine Hannula, 970 426-9684
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy, 4 mile, 140 ft. gain

Thu, Oct 21
8:30 am


SRP 8:30am

Hike Starvation Creek

Nice loop hike on Starvation Creek with a side hike up and back on Old Gold Run trail. Carpool $5. High clearance needed and 4WD recommended. Limit 12. 2 well behaved dogs OK. RSVP Lorie Hansen 828-243-2194 lmhansen39@gmail.com
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! Hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.

Moderate
Moderately brisk pace
9 miles
1500ft gain

Thu, Oct 21
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Thu, Oct 21
5:00 pm


5:00 pm at Clark Lagow Home

SO! Board Meeting

The Seniors Outdoors! Board will hold its quarterly meeting at the home of Clark Lagow, beginning at 5:00 pm. All SO! members are invited to attend SO! board meetings. Members who plan to attend should RSVP to Clark at clagow@rmi.net

Easy, but sometimes boring.

Fri, Oct 22
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am
PURG 8:30 am

Hike Molas Trail to Elk Park

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! 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 at 4.4 miles, our destination and lunch. Carpool $5. Limit 12. No dogs
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
RSVP Steve Krest stevekrest@gmail.com
SO! Outings are limited to fully vaccinated members only

Hard
8.8 miles
1,900 ft gain
Moderate pace

Sat, Oct 23
8:30 am


RC 8:30am
Fire Station Florida Road 8:45am

Hike First Fork and Red Creek

We will hike up First Fork trail to Missionary Ridge Trail then north to
the intersection with Red Creek trail and back down to TH. We will either have some lingering color or wide open views from Missionary Ridge. No dogs. Carpool $2. Limit 10.
RSVP Chuck Rancatti 425-231-0930, chuck.rancatti@gmail.com
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! Hikes are limited to vaccinated members only.

Hard
Moderate pace
9.5 miles 1800ft gain

Mon, Oct 25
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Tue, Oct 26
9:00 am


RC 7:30 am

Hike Jackson Ridge

This is a hike from Echo Basin (10,600ft.) along the west-most ridge of the La Plata Mountains. The Jackson Ridge (12,200ft.) lies to the south of Mt. Hesperus, with excellent views of all the western La Plata peaks and beyond Sleeping Ute into Utah. Our route drops to a high shelf of Rush Basin, with a glacial lake for those interested in a quick dip. (sandals recommended). An easy traverse takes us back below the Jackson and a final ridge walk home. Carpool $7. High Clearance vehicles required for 3 miles of rocky road. Limit 12, dogs on approval only. High Clearance vehicles required. Carpool $7
RSVP Steve Schnarch, 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Moderate, 5.75 miles, 1600 ft elevation gain, Moderate pace

Wed, Oct 27
8:30 am


RC 8:30 am
PURG 9:00 am

WW hike
Spud Lake

The hike passes through aspen and past several beaver ponds, some of which are still active. From the lake are views of Engineer Mountain and Twilight Peaks. We will hike to the lake, around its circumference and back. HIGH CLEARANCE VEHICLES REQUIRED! Please let Eric know if you have one and if you are willing to take riders. 2 well behaved dogs. Limit 15. Carpool $5.
RSVP Eric Pahlke 247-1130 ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Moderate
3 miles
440 ft.
Moderate pace

Wed, Oct 27
9:00 am


SRP 9:00 am

WEH Hike Three Springs Loop

Three Springs Spurline Loop Trailhead. Dogs OK if kept under control. Bring leash. Carpool $2
RSVP Lydine Hannula, 970 426-9684
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy, 1.8 mile, mostly level

Thu, Oct 28
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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28 miles, moderate pace

Mon, Nov 1
8:00 am


RC 8:00 am

Hike / Snowshoe Ice Lake

Hike or snowshoe, or both, up to Ice Lake. If the gully over to Island Lake is not too scary, we will venture over there too. Dogs OK. Carpool $8. Limit 15. Hunting season wear orange.
RSVP Chris Blackshear, chris.blackshear@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Hard, 7.5 miles, 2700 ft Moderately brisk pace

Mon, Nov 1
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Monday Road Bike Ride

This is a 16-mile bike ride from the Rec Center stopping at PJs and back.
Contact Ride Leader: John Martin at mudpatch22@gmail.com
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

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16 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Nov 3
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Nov 4
10:00 am


RC 10:00 am

Thursday Road Bike Ride

This is a 28-mile bike ride from the Rec Center to Bakers Bridge and back, stopping at Bread.
Contact Ride Leaders: Rick Boebel, Pat Lyon, Daniel Saum, and Rodger Steeper at ThursdayBikers@seniorsoutdoors.org
During the pandemic SO! outings are limited to members with completed vaccinations.

Click here for additional details

28 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Nov 10
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Thu, Nov 11
7:30 am


RC 7:30am

Hike Snowden Tarns

From Andrews Lake we will take the usual trail to the back of Snowden meadows, then we are mostly off-trail. Our route climbs a talus field to a tarn at the base of Snowden, then over a mild pass at 12,100 ft. to Three Lakes Basin. Then it is a downhill bushwhack until we hit the Crater Lake Trail and return to our starting point. Early snow/icy conditions may require micro-spikes or snowshoes.
Limit 12, dogs on approval only. Carpool $6
Hunting Season Wear Orange!
RSVP Steve Schnarch, 970 749-4478 ssalivedgo@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Hard, 7.8 miles 1500 ft. elevation gain.
Moderate pace

Mon, Nov 15
8:00 am


SRP 8:00 am

Sand Canyon Through Hike

The Sand Canyon Trail crosses Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and contains many ancestral Puebloan sites. We will split up and hike the trail from opposite directions, hopefully meeting and trading car keys halfway through to avoid an out and back. For more information click here to see the BLM website.
Limit 15, well behaved dogs OK, Car pool $9.
RSVP Harding Cure at hardingcure@gmail.com.
During the Pandemic, SO! outings are restricted to fully vaccinated members.

Moderate, 6.5 miles, moderate pace

Wed, Nov 17
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Wed, Nov 24
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Wed, Dec 1
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Fri, Dec 3
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am,
PURG 9:30 am

Snowshoe Snowden Meadows

This is our annual kickoff for the snowshoe season. Join our snowshoe jaunt from Andrews Lake area up to the meadows at the foot of Snowden Peak, with a lovely short scenic canyon along the way. Beautiful, rewarding hike. Bring hot dogs or brats for a cookout. Limit 15 per group due to wilderness regulations. 4WD conv. Carpool $5. Dogs OK
RSVP after November 23 to: Clark Lagow clagow@rmi.net
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

Moderate 4.1 miles 800 ft
Moderate pace

Wed, Dec 8
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

Fri, Dec 10
9:00 am


RC 9:00 am

Friday
Snowshoes

Details to come in November. Contingent on having snow.

Wed, Dec 15
9:30 am


SRP 9:30 am

WW hike
Animas River Trail

Every Wednesday through the winter join Eric to walk the River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. Participants may turn back earlier or go further, if desired. Enjoy wildlife, river views and walking companions. No RSVP required. Dogs must be on leash per city ordinance. For more information contact Eric Pahlke at 247-1130 or ehpahlke@gmail.com
SO! outings are limited to fully vaccinated SO! members only

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Easy Flat 5-7 miles Easy Pace

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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