You're Invited! Hike a 'Flat 14er' with RMMSC on Saturday, July 22

"Panorama Point" is a viewing area along the Raccoon Loop Trail. Photo from DayHikesNearDenver.com.

Fun news -- we've got a great opportunity for you to get involved with MS4MS!

Our Director of Programs, Kerri Cechovic, and Development Director, Jules Kelty, are leading a Flat 14er hike this Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. This hike is family friendly and open to all RMMSC supporters!  **please register with RMMSC Summiteers to participate** 

A "Flat 14er" is an homage to Colorado's 14,000-foot mountain peaks, turned on its side -- we'll hike 14,000 feet in distance, rather than elevation -- or approximately 2.6 miles. READ MORE about our most recent Flat 14er here!

Our team will be hiking Raccoon Trail Loop, a two and a half mile hike with beautiful views, towering aspens, and fields full of wildflowers. Please note that the Raccoon Trail Loop, while listed as an "easy" hike, features dirt paths that are sometimes narrow, some stretches of loose gravel, and one short but steep incline. This is a great hike for most ages and ability levels

We will meet at Reverend’s Ridge Campground trailhead at 8:30 a.m. and the hike should take less than two hours.  Please come prepared! All hikers are responsible for their own water, sunblock, correct hiking apparel, and any other supplies they may need.  Register for MS4MS and join the RMMSC Summiteers team here, and we will bring your MS4MS shirt to the trailhead!

Trail Details from Day Hikes Near Denver: Raccoon Trail Loop at Golden Gate Canyon

    • Hike Distance: 2.5 mile Round Trip
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Duration: Approx 1.5 hr Round Trip
    • Trail Type: Loop
    • Starting Elevation: 9120′
    • Elevation Gain: +500′
    • Seasons: Year Round
    • Dogs: Allowed On 6′ Leash
    • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Golden Gate State Park
    • Denver Drive Time: 60 min
    • Driving Directions to Reverends Ridge Campground Trailhead: Click for Google Map
    • Town Nearest Hike: Golden, Colorado
    • Beauty: Mountain Range views of snowcapped peaks, Wildflowers, Aspens
    • Activities: Hiking, mountain biking, photography
    • Fee: Colorado State Parks Pass Required

Directions from Denver Area using Hwy 119:

  1. Follow I-70 west to exit 265 for highway 58.
  2. Take highway 58 west to highway 93. (highway 58 turns into highway 6 at this stop light).
  3. Follow highway 6 west to highway 119. Go north on 119 through Blackhawk to Gap Road for approximately 11 miles.
  4. Turn right on Gap Road to access the Reverend's Ridge campground -- parking is available near the campground or in the dirt lot across the street. 

From Denver, this route is approximately 27 miles one-way.