Mountain Meander {Pine Valley Ranch}

TYPE: W&T | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Groomed trail, but some areas stepping over rocks and tree roots | DISTANCE: Approx. 3.5 miles with about 330 feet of elevation gain.

Walk Description: We will enjoy an amble along the North Fork of the South Platte River, and hopefully, catch some color from the setting sun!

Walking Movement Leader:   

Kim Haller has been involved with Walk 2 Connect for 4 years and has been leading walks for 3 years. She loves to lead walks that help people connect with nature, and also hopes to introduce people to the wonderful open space areas in the Denver area.

Schedule and Planning: We will meet at the main trailhead area of the park. There are three parking lot tiers here – park in the lowest if you are able, as this is closest to the trailhead. Pine Valley Ranch Park is at 30400 Crystal Lake Rd, Pine Grove.

Directions: From U.S. Highway 285, turn south on Pine Valley Road (County Road 126) to Crystal Lake Road. Turn right (it’s a sharp turn) and then it is one mile to the park. We will depart no later than 5:45pm from the trailhead.


Trip Notes:

- Dogs are allowed but must be on a non-retractable leash 6 feet or less in length. Please be prepared to pack out any dog waste bags.

-Wear comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, and sunglasses/sunscreen. Please layer as needed for the weather.

-Be sure to bring water and consider bringing a camera to take and share photos.

-Restrooms are available at the trailhead.

-Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightning. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019.


RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Mile High Ramblers Meetup group linked here or B) Emailing or calling Kim at kimluvsmtns (at) gmail (dot) com, 303.257.0649.

May 25, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Kim Haller
Welcome Waiver: If you have not joined one of our walks yet this year, please take a moment to sign our online Welcome Waiver, available here: All participants must sign the waiver prior to this event.

Will you come?