Full Moon Music Hike

With Dave Van Manen

July 7, 2017
Be out among the pines as July’s “Thunder” Moon rises over the ridge that separates the Beulah Valley from the eastern plains – a magical experience. As an added bonus, enjoy a trailside serenade with Ranger Dave Van Manen. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition but are rocky in places. Note that part of the hike will be in low light conditions. Mileage (2-3 miles) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Please note that this is a non-smoking hike.

Summer Wildflower/ Intro to Watercolor Hike

With Henry Pounds

July 9, 2017
Enjoy learning about the wildflowers in bloom and the basics of how to paint them with watercolors on this hike. You will be guided through flower identification as well as watercolor techniques. Suitable for all levels of artists. All painting materials will be provided. Hike Difficulty: Easy. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (1-2) Minimal elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly.

11th Annual Pueblo Mountain Park Butterfly Count

With Mark Yaeger

July 22, 2017
This excursion is less of a hike and more of a saunter that stays primarily on our park roads with one goal – searching for butterflies. This is the 11th Annual Butterfly Count in the Pueblo Mountain Park, guided by Mark Yaeger of the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society. No experience is necessary. Bring close-focus binoculars and/or a digital camera if you have them (although they are not necessary) and be ready to see some of the park’s prettiest fluttering residents.

Full Moon Hike

With Henry Pounds

August 6, 2017
Summer 2017 is slipping by, so make the most of it and come enjoy a summer evening hike underneath August’s “Green Corn Moon” on an MPEC Guided Hike. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition but do have rocky sections. Note that part of the hike will take place in very low-light conditions. Mileage (2-3 miles) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Note that this is a non-smoking hike! *All our hikes range from 2-3 hours and are moderate in terms of difficultly, with areas of rocky uneven terrain.

“Zuke’s” August Walk Your Dog Hike

With Henry Pounds

August 26, 2017
We offer our Walk Your Dog Hikes for all you hikers who want to bring your dog along, with the added bonus of healthy treats for your pooch. Dogs must be leashed. All our hikes range from 2-3 hours and are moderate in terms of difficultly, with areas of rocky uneven terrain. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (2-3) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Note that this is a non-smoking hike!

Full Moon Hike

With Henry Pounds

September 5, 2017
This will be our last summer full moon hike of 2017, come join us for a wonderful evening excursion in the woods. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition, but do have rocky sections. Note that part of the hike will take place in very low light conditions. Mileage (2-3 miles) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Note that this is a non-smoking hike. *All our hikes range from 2-3 hours and are moderate in terms of difficulty, with areas of rocky uneven terrain.

Autumn Equinox Hike

With Henry Pounds

September 23, 2017
Acknowledge the arrival of fall on this hike in Colorado’s lovely southern foothills. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (2-3) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Note that this is a non-smoking hike. *All our hikes range from 2-3 hours and are moderate in terms of difficulty, with areas of rocky uneven terrain.