SALIDA, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting hikers to come celebrate National Trails Day on June 2 with a hike to Castle Gulch.
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) Naturalist Claire Davis and Volunteer Geologist Bob Hickey will lead the public on an easy hike to explore the enthralling scenery of Castle Gulch Trail, located eight miles east of Buena Vista off Highways 24/285. This is an easy hike with a round trip of approximately 4.2 miles from 9,400 feet to 10,000 feet. Special features of the hike include excellent views of the Sawatch Range, beautiful granite outcrops and a historical cabin/ranch homestead with a running stream and pond.
The hike will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Hikers should meet at the large gravel pull-off at the Trout City model rail site east of Johnson Village, where County Road 307 departs to the south. Davis advises hikers to wear appropriate hiking boots or shoes, bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen, and dress accordingly for the weather. There is no charge for the hike and dogs must be on a leash. For more information contact AHRA at 719-539-7289.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado's state parks, please see: http://parks.state.co.us
. To learn more about Colorado's wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us