About the event: This spectacular hike is a strenuous workout limited to the physically fit, and it’s every bit as beautiful as the other better-known area hikes*, but because its trailhead is tucked away, it is a private oasis, even on a crazy Boulder hiking day!
Gregory Canyon, on the other hand, is far less known and harder to find. It remains a hidden oasis, close to Boulder but tucked away. With an initial steep boulder climb, rope ladder and spectacular vistas, it honestly can’t be beatSay it with us: no pain, no gain! Gregory Canyon outside of Boulder is a gem, but the 6.5 mile trail isn’t a walk in the park – we’ll gain 1,490 feet together before feasting on a gourmet lunch at the top of one of our favorite hidden canyons.
We’ll meet at the Chautauqua Ranger’s Station where our guide will take you further up the canyon to the trailhead. Immediately, we’ll begin our journey with a steep ascent, traversing a small creek, climbing a series of large rock boulders forming a natural rock staircase straight up the canyon.
After roughly a half mile climb we’ll come to a ladder, bolted securely into rock to safely traverse the steepest portion of all. From this vantage point we can see back into the canyon with miles of views, and hike up a large grouping of boulders as our final climb before reaching our lunch destination! Our guide is also a professional chef, so we’ll celebrate at the top with a custom prepared well-deserved feast!
*Nope, we’re not tackling Mt. Sanitas or the Royal Arch trails – they’re stunning, hard, fun and accessible, but also crowded. Not exactly the commune with nature we crave as GH members!
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