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Jul
20
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Palmer Park – Templeton Trail
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
3rd Saturday Adventure- Palmer Park - Templeton Trail

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Templeton Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

 

Directions:

Austin Bluffs Pkwy to N Academy Blvd. Go south on Academy to Maizeland Rd. Turn right (east) on Maizeland, go about a quarter mile to the park entrance on the right (Paseo Rd). Proceed into the park, past the athletic fields and the dog park. Go up the hill 1 mile; as the paved road turns left, turn right onto a dirt road (look for sign to Yucca Flats) that then curves left. Follow this to the end. The cul de sac at the end is the trailhead.

Aug
17
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Monument Rock Trail- Pike National Forest
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
3rd Saturday Adventure- Monument Rock Trail- Pike National Forest

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Monument Rock is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail with 269 feet of elevation gain.  The hike is set in beautiful Pike National Forest. Well behaved dogs are welcome on -leash.

Directions:

Take the Monument exit (161) off Interstate 25 and drive west for a half-mile on Second Street until it ends at Mitchell Avenue. Turn left and drive 0.6 mile to Mount Herman Road. Turn right and drive 0.75 mile to a Forest Service parking lot on the left.

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Painted Mines Interpretive Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
3rd Saturday Adventure- Painted Mines Interpretive Park

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Paint Mines Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Calhan, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Pets are not allowed inside of the park.

Directions:

From Colorado Springs, take 24 to Calhan. Turn right on Yoder, then left on Paint Mine Road.

Oct
19
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure-Pulpit Rock
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Pulpit Rock Park Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail with 583 feet of elevation gain located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Well behaved dogs are allowed on leash.

Directions:

 

Nov
16
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Blodgett Peak Open Space
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure- Blodgett Peak Open Space

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Blodgett Peak Open Space Loop is a 1.3 mile loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate.  Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and remain on a leash.

 

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