Hiking Director: Arthur Foley – afoley@ret.unca.edu

Hiking is normally scheduled once a week, between 3 and 5 miles in length, with varying degrees of difficulty from easy through strenuous. Besides the schedule in the PPOTHG Newsletter, a reminder with further details is sent out about two days before the hike to all members.

Hiking Guidelines

Scroll down to see photos of some of the fun.  Click on the leading picture to see the rest of the pictures for each event.

Hiking Photos

Bluestem Prairie 22 Jan 2020

It was a nice easy hike around one side of Big Johnson Reservoir and back. Click HERE to see the route. Lots of prairie dogs chirping at us, along with a herd of pronghorns.

Jimmy Camp Tour 12 Dec 2019

The Trails & Open Space Coalition (TOSC) sponsored a rare tour of the Jimmy Camp Creek area and several PPOTHG folks who were TOSC members attended. This is an area owned by the city and is expected to eventually be connected with Corral Bluffs as a public park on the east side. Click HERE to see the route taken. 

Palmer Park 10 Dec 2019

It was another cool and bright day for a wonderful walk among the many formations within Palmer Park and admire the magnificent views of the front range and surrounding areas. Click HERE to see the route.

Paint Mines 15 Nov 2019

A bit overcast, but that didn't stop the 15 hikers from enjoying the colorful formations in one of the most unique open spaces in El Paso County. Click HERE to see the route taken.

North Rim Royal Gorge 2 Oct 2019

What started out as a foggy morning turned out very nice for hiking. 

Castlewood Canyon 26 Sept 2019

This was about a 4 mile hike around Castlewood Canyon State Park, which included a hike up to the top of the dam that had broken apart in 1933 and caused flooding as far away as Denver.  The weather was great.

(703) 801-9820 - Terry Pessaro - Membership / Vice President

(703) 801-9820 - Terry Pessaro - Club operations / Acting President

Call us or mail us at the address below to learn more about how to get involved.

PO Box 1144
Monument, CO 80132