Conservation Alliance has announced its
schedule of Red Desert and mountain outings
for this spring and summer. These hikes will be led by staff and are free and open to the
public. If you would like to register since space is limited or would like carpool,
rendezvous, or camping information, call Maggie Schafer, 307-742-7978 or e-mail
The outings include:
Libby Creek Falls, July 22
Moderate to challenging three-mile hike with some scrambling and steep uphill hiking to a
beautiful 150-foot cascade in the Medicine Bow's Libby Creek Roadless Area. Short day trip
with some time to explore or meditate at the foot of the falls.
Medicine Bow Peak, July 29
A rigorous day hike to the summit of Medicine Bow Peak from the Sugarloaf Trailhead. Enjoy great views of the
spectacular peaks, alpine wildflowers, and timberline wildlife viewing in the Snowy Range
Rock Creek Hike, Aug. 5
A moderate day hike along Rock Creek, one of the Medicine Bow's wildest canyons that has
been proposed for wilderness designation by the Forest Service.
Sierra Madre Range, with its abundant aspen woodlands and wild roadless areas. The
driving will be punctuated by stops for short strolls, scenic overlooks and picnicking.
Sierra Madre drive, Sept. 23
A leisurely drive around the
REI Store in Fort Collins
Guides for backpacking, rock climbing and more. They also have
several trail days set for the PineRidge area west of Fort Collins. Details for the
remainder of the summer are listed on this