We did another local hike this weekend, Fowler Trail in Eldorado Springs. The trailhead is ~45 minutes from Denver so the drive is not too bad.
Some Quick Stats of the hike:
- Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:13 AM MDT
- Distance: 6.0 miles
- Duration: 3 hours, 12 minutes, and 40 seconds
- Average Speed: 1.9 mph
- Minimum Elevation: 5786 feet
- Maximum Elevation: 6808 feet
- Total climb: 1282 feet
- Total descent: 1357 feet
Eldorado canyon is a super cool state park located outside Boulder. It costs 8 dollars a car to enter, or you can go in through a neighboring path if you leave your car outside the park's limits.
This week's hike was scheduled through Denver UX. Some people in the group tried to articulate the secret entrance to the east, but as you can see from the map above I just ended up going through the park entrance.
There is one main parking lot when you first enter, but several smaller parking lots down the path. The entrance to Fowler is located about a half mile down the road and is clearly marked.
Most of the path is very wide and easy to walk. The sign said wheelchair accessible, which might be the case, but you would need to be pretty confident in said wheelchair.
Fowler was pretty flat, but we took a side path that had us heading up a climbing path, and it represents most of our elevation gain and loss for the hike.
It was a super fun group and we all seemed to have a great time!