Hike With Us!

Mike’s Hikes

Mike’s Hikes is a series of summer hikes throughout the Gunnison Watershed 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!

Covid-19 Protocols: As we continue to deal with the safety concerns related to Covid-19, we will be following all necessary protocols to ensure a safe hike for everyone involved. We follow the most recent CDC guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and encourage you to do the same. At this time, it is important for hikers to judge their own comfort levels on a group hike based on their vaccine status and comfort levels.

  • Unless otherwise indicated, hikes are capped at 15 people.
  • While WSCC offers carpooling for most hikes, those who are uncomfortable carpooling are more than welcome to drive on their own. 
  • Hikers will bring their own equipment including water, hand sanitizer, and food/snacks. Please acquire all necessary equipment before arriving to hike.
  • Do not hike if you are feeling sick or are experiencing any symptoms, regardless of vaccine status.

2021 Hike Calendar

Click on each Mike’s Hikes event on our calendar for more details and a link to the sign-up!

To see our Summer Series full schedule, click here


September 2, 2021
  • Pints & Public Lands

    September 2, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Chrysalis Barrel Aged Beer, 201a 1st St, Paonia, CO 81428, USA

    Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a happy hour centered on public lands! Each month we will connect with friends, old and new, discuss a relevant public lands issue, and play trivia for a local prize. All are welcome to tune in for this free event, so please invite your friends, neighbors, and family!

    This month, our Public Lands Director Ben will give an update on the GMUG Draft Forest Plan, which was released on August 13th. RSVP here if you're able to attend!

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September 6, 2021
  • LNT Education Day

    September 6, 2021

    WSCC staff and volunteers will be stationed at high-use trailheads in local wilderness areas to educate users about Leave No Trace guidelines. Email ben@theconservationcenter.org if you are interested in joining us! No LNT experience necessary.

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September 9, 2021
  • Watershed Stewardship Committee Meeting

    September 9, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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September 11, 2021
  • River Park Trailwork Day

    September 11, 2021

    All hands on deck! We are seeking volunteers to help complete the new River Park trail on September 11th from 9am-3pm. Join us for a day of service to help finish this valuable community resource! Snacks provided. 

    To signup, click here. 

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September 12, 2021
  • Mike's Hikes: Plant ID and Field Sketching Montrose

    September 12, 2021
    West Main Trail Head, Uncompahgre Riverway Trail (Montrose Section), Montrose, CO 81401, USA

    Join us for a morning walk focused on practicing ways to observe plants and other nature finds. More details and signup here.

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September 20, 2021
  • Mike's Hikes: Botany with Ewelina, Interocean Pass

    September 20, 2021

    Join us for a morning hike up Little Coal Creek/InterOcean Pass Trail with nature enthusiast Ewelina Bajda. During this approx. 4-mile round trip hike, Ewelina will help us ID the flora we see along the trail. This is a moderate hike between 7,500 and 8,000 ft, and should take about 4-5 hours plus driving time. More details and sign-up are here.

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September 27, 2021
September 30, 2021
  • Stand at the Summit (details to come)

    September 30, 2021

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  • Pints & Public Lands

    September 30, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Chrysalis Barrel Aged Beer, 201a 1st St, Paonia, CO 81428, USA

    Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a happy hour centered on public lands! Each month we will connect with friends, old and new, discuss a relevant public lands issue, and play trivia for a local prize. All are welcome to tune in for this free event, so please invite your friends, neighbors, and family!

    See more details

Explore our past hikes on COTrex

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