This summer is just flying by with so much to do! So, thank you to everyone who came to our July hike. We had a great time with the Indian Paintbrush, Harebells and some asters in bloom. There were a few showers to keep us cool, but we missed all the thunderstorms (phew!).
Join us for our August hike as we go up the Silver Shield trail! The round trip to the Twin Peaks Trail junction and overlook is 4.6 miles with an altitude gain of 1,680 feet. The start is fairly steep, but after 0.3 mile you come to an overlook and memorial with an imposing view of numerous old mines across the valley. The trail ascends into the forest, reaching a junction with the Oak Creek Trail at 1.1 miles. Follow the left fork another 0.3 mile where the trail again gives good views across the valley. After passing Rock of Ages Mine, you will come out in the open at 2 miles. Straight ahead will be a grand view of Ouray, the Uncompahgre Gorge, and Cañon Creek. We hope to see you there, Saturday August 10th, 10am at the Ouray Visitor’s Center.