No Name and Bennet Gulch Hike
Sat. July 7, 2018
7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public, registration required.
This hike will journey into the proposed No Name Addition to the Continental Divide Wilderness Proposal, which is adjacent to the SE portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness Area, and has retained a high degree of wilderness quality. The area is an excellent place to experience solitude in a pristine alpine setting. Hiking along Homestake Ridge provides outstanding views of the Sawatch Range. The extensive wet meadows in upper Bennett Gulch are prime examples of subalpine wetlands. This landscape contains habitat for the state-endangered lynx, and is part of a very important wildlife migration corridor along the Continental Divide helping connect the Holy Cross Wilderness with the Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas. The Colorado Division of Wildlife may introduce bighorn sheep here, which would be critical winter habitat for that species. It is also already summer range for both elk and mule deer. To learn more about the Continental Divide Wilderness Proposal and how you can help click here.
- This is a moderate high-elevation 6 mile hike.
- No dogs are allowed.
- This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
- Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Suggested Day Hike Gear List
- Participants should carry their own personal first aid kit.
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, The City of Aspen, The Aspen Times,
Leader: Susie Kincade
Location: Near Redcliff. Please meet at the intersection of Highway 24 and Forest Service Road 705 (No Name Road) at 7:30 a.m.
Leaders: Susie Kincade
Location: Near Vail
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