Ridway- First Day Hike: Oak Leaf Trail
Wednesday, January 01: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Meander through scrub oak and rocky cliff sides. Enjoy the views amongst tall Ponderosa Pines and walk along the spectacular Uncompahgre River. This hike is sure to give you a feeling of serenity and peace. Many birds can be heard and deer may be seen. If your eyes are real sharp, spotting a large brown trout may even be possible.
* Hot chocolate and tea will be served at the Visitor Center all day. A campfire with s'mores will be lit around noon. *
Meet at: Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Entrance, fisherman's parking lot at the bridge
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Minimum Age: All First Day Hikes are family oriented; however, this hike includes a few large steps and some minor inclines that may be difficult for children.
Restrictions: Pets are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
Length: 1 mile
What to bring: Bring snacks and water, be prepared for the weather (recommended you dress in layers) and all trail conditions (ice, snow pack, bare, etc.). Bring what you need to feel comfortable hiking in any condition (hiking boots, snow boots, micro-spikes, snowshoes, x-country skies, poles, etc.) Check the Ridgway State Park website for trail condition updates: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/ridgway
* For trail maps, questions, comments and/or concerns, stop by the Visitor Center (8-4:30 daily) or call (970)626-5822 *
Cancellation Info: Go to the Ridgway State Park Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RidgwayStatePark or, call the Visitor Center: (970)626-5822. All hikes will be hosted unless prevented by extreme inclement weather.
Audience: All Ages
Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Entrance, Fisherman's parking lot
Ridgway State Park
28555 Hwy 550
Ridgway CO 81432
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