The Chapter is headed to south Boulder for our July hike! Last November for #OptOutside Black Friday, we did a short version of the Big Bluestem loop. This time we’re going to do the full loop. The full loop is 6.8 miles with just short of a 1,000 ft altitude gain (and loss!). The terrain is moderate and the trail is a mix of packed gravel/dirt and quite rocky. The views of the Flatirons to the north and other rock formations on the east side of Green Mountain will be spectacular.
The trailhead is the parking lot at the intersection of Thomas Lane and CO-93. From the intersection of Table Mesa Drive and Broadway (CO-93) drive south 2.0 miles to Thomas Lane and the South Boulder Creek West Trailhead on the right/west. Coming from the south, it will be the Boulder Turnpike to McCaslin Blvd to Marshall Dr. At CO-93 turn north and the trailhead parking is on the left/west in 0.6 mi. Parking in the trailhead lot is free for Boulder County-registered vehicles, $5 cash for all others. We'll get started with introductions at 9:00 AM and then head out!
Following the hike we’re all going to be hungry and thirsty so those who wish to continue the day with the Chapter can drive 1.9 miles north on South Broadway (CO-93) to Southern Sun Pub & Brewery.
If you have definiteplans to walk or cycle on the Camino for the first timelater in 2019 and would like to receive a scallop shell and a blessing, just let us know through ColoradoFrontRange@americanpilgrims.org.
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery
627 South Broadway
Southern Sun is on South Broadway (CO-93 )1.9 miles north of the trailhead parking.
We look forward to seeing a bunch of you there!
This is a rain-or-shine event — within reason! Although not necessary, you may let us know that you’ll be with us by e-mailing to ColoradoFrontRange@americanpilgrims.org. Event day contact will be Gene at 303-999-5179 or Chris at 563-505-6105.