Sand Canyon Trail-Trail of the Ancients National Monument Hike
Date and Time:
Sat, Mar 28, 2020 8:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
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Organized By: Northern New Mexico Group
Location: 123 W Aztec Blvd, Aztec, NM 87410, USA
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Saturday, Mar 28: Sand Canyon Trail-Trail of the Ancients National Monument Hike. Sponsored by Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Military Outdoors Program. Open to all! Trailhead location is 15 miles west of Cortez, CO on McElmo Creek Road (CR G). Trail head elevation 5400 feet. This 5-mile, 3-hour hike will travel over rocky, sandy trail through pinon-juniper ecosystem with an elevation gain of 400 feet. Trail passes several Ancestral Puebloan ruins, many of which are accessible. Spectacular geology and landscape. Bring cameras! Detailed trail map available at grandcanyontrust.org/hikes/sandcanyontrail. Local carpool and caravan rendezvous at Step Back Inn, 123 Aztec Boulevard, Aztec, NM, at 8 a.m. or meet at 10 a.m. at the trailhead. Participants must be able to walk one mile in 25 minutes or less. Children 14 and over allowed and must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Dogs allowed but must be leashed due to sharing trail with mountain bikers and hikers. RSVP to outings leader by Wednesday, March 25. Equipment list available upon registration.Outings Leader: Hart Pierce 505-320-1055 firstname.lastname@example.orgLevel: ModerateLocation: West of Cortez, COSign up: www.riograndesierraclub.org/calendar
Cost: There is no cost for this outing.
Signup Instructions: RSVP to outings leader by Wednesday, March 25. Also signup using the link provided.
Bring: Water, snacks, appropriate attire and footwear for the prevailing weather conditions.
Signup Restrictions: Children 14 and over allowed and must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Dogs allowed but must be leashed due to sharing trail with mountain bikers and hikers.
Carpool: Carpooling is encouraged.
Note: Carpool transportation is at the sole risk of the participants.