Walking Mountains hiking programs are kicking off a brand new community hikes series. If you’ve ever stopped and wondered what that interesting flower is you see every day on your morning run, been interested in mushrooming, or wanted to learn more about what makes Colorado’s alpine zone unique to our state, this series is all about learning what makes your backyard trail so special.
Our ‘Backyard Backcountry’ hikes take place on local, easy to access trails and are free if you choose to meet us at the trailhead. Alternatively, we offer transportation from a number of convenient pick-up locations in the valley for just $10. These half-day hikes take place every Monday morning and rotate locations and topics around the valley. We hope you’ll join us for a fun and social half-day hike, and enjoy learning a little more about your backyard.
Every Monday through October 12th, 9 a.m. to 1-2 p.m. (estimated return time). The July 20th hike will take place in Minturn on the Grouse Creek Trail. For more information, the full schedule, and to sign up, visit https://www.walkingmountains.org/things-to-do/vail-guided-backcountry-hikes/.