Spraddle Creek Hike with Susie Kincaide

Sunday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spraddle Creek Trail, near Vail, CO

Discover Spraddle Creek, a proposed addition to Eagle’s Nest Wilderness area and part of the CORE Act. Join author, activist, and nature-based coach, Susie Kincade, to explore one of the last roadless areas near Vail and learn more about this exciting bill that will protect 400,000 acres of wilderness, recreation, and habitat in Colorado. Susie will guide you on the trail and enrich the experience by offering practices in “forest bathing” for working with nature to renew body, mind and spirit. Learn about the value of wilderness as a prime economic driver in Colorado’s economy, and about wild nature’s role in rejuvenating the human brain and body.

This moderate 6-mile hike rises 1,200 feet along a ridge through aspen and conifer forests and across lush meadows. The trail crosses over two streams, with frequent stops to appreciate the views of Vail Mountain and marvel at the accessibility of such wilderness. This area protects the fragile headwaters of Spraddle and Middle Creeks, which flow into Gore Creek right in Vail Village. The region is known to support populations of endangered Canadian lynx and Rocky Mountain goats and bighorn sheep.

  • Additional project details and driving directions will be emailed to participants within 1 week of the project date.
  • Family-friendly project appropriate for ages 10+. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Please bring appropriate clothing, water, snacks, sunscreen, and a pack to carry your belongings.

To help us plan, please register in advance. Additional information will be sent in your confirmation email.