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Mike’s Hikes

Mike’s Hikes is a series of summer hikes throughout the Western Slope on public lands WSCC is actively working to protect. We offer hikes for all abilities and interests, with the goal of connecting our community to local public lands. Some of our hikes feature local experts on natural and cultural history. See below for upcoming hikes!

2022 Hike Calendar

Check back frequently! We will update this list as more hikes are confirmed.
April 22nd Earth Day Hike @ Cool Rock Canyon in Gunnison NCA
April 30th Birding Hike at Fruitgrowers Reservoir
May 21st Art Hike with Cedar Keshet @Paonia River Park
May 28th Archeology Hike with John Zachman
June 25th Paonia Springs Hike

July 23rd: Nocturne Trailside Art with Cedar Keshet

Join WSCC for another Mike’s Hike with an artistic flair! We’ll be convening near a trailhead parking area in the Gunnison Gorge NCA and creating a Nocturne painting, i.e., a painting done at night. Cedar Keshet, artist, will orchestrate the event and supplies will be provided. And to top it off, Aaron Watson of Dark Skies Paonia will be there to talk about the stars and meteors that will make their presence known once the night darkens. Sign up at https://bit.ly/39lJh8f

September 3rd: Plants of the Interocean Pass with Ewelina Badja

This is an all-time favorite Mike’s Hike! Participants will be introduced to the local flora that is in season in the beautiful montane forest and shrubland ecosystem below the Interocean Pass on the Crawford side. Bring a pencil and paper, as there will be lots of great information that you’ll want to retain. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3NRxJrs

Other Hikes in the Works – – Check back soon!


Dark Canyon Through Hike (Horse Ranch to Erickson Springs)

Explore our past hikes on COTrex

This mapping database lets you see where Mike's Hikes have taken us in the Gunnison Watershed