The Hogback Hike
Saturday, October 17
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public, registration required
The final hike in the “Explore Your BLM Wildlands” three-part mini-series, The Hogback Hike is an incredible, off-the-beaten-path jaunt up Andgee’s Ridge to a 8,052-feet peak in the heart of the Grand Hogback near Rifle. An old mining road splits off to an adventurous off-trail ridge-walk through a pinyon-juniper forest. The area is ripe with wildlife and spectacular views of the Hogback, Battlement and Grand mesas, the Roan Plateau, the Thompson Divide, and the Elk Mountains. Learn how Wilderness Workshop has been working to protect the HogBack and other BLM areas within the BLM.s Colorado River Valley Field Office.
- Difficult hike: 6 miles total
- 1,400 feet elevation gain
- This adult program is appropriate for those 10 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent
- Bring appropriate day hike equipment including sturdy hiking boots, sun protection, 2 liters of water, snacks, and lunch
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, City of Aspen, The Aspen Times, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, The Ute Mountaineer, and Rainy Day Designs.
Leaders: Brandon Jones
Location: Rifle, Colorado
Contact for further info:Brandon Jones