As the sun rises on the first day of 2017, area parks and open spaces take advantage of the region's beauty and outdoor recreation with first day hikes. Get the family outdoors and burning off those holiday sweets.State park hikes are free but park visitors must possess a valid parks pass to participate. The daily pass for entry to most parks costs $7 per vehicle; annual passes are available for $70. All First Day Hikes, which will be led by park rangers or volunteers, will vary in ability levels and length. Bring snacks and water, dress in layers and be prepared for winter hiking in snow or on icy trails. If there is snow, consider bringing snowshoes.
Mueller State Park
Sunday, January 01: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Colorado State Parks have taken on the tradition of hosting hikes on New Year’s Day – to start the New Year out right! Three different hikes are offered for First Day Hikes at Mueller! Bring water, snacks, (snowshoes?) and dress for snow!
Audience: All Ages
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Sunday, January 01: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Get a head start on your fitness goals by participating in our First Day Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Join park staff and volunteers on one of three different guided hikes, choose from a one, three or five mile hike. Giveaways, hot cocoa, and cookies will also add to the fun! Celebrate the arrival of a new year and get a head start on your fitness goals by participating in our First Day Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Join park staff and volunteers on one of three different guided hikes varying in length. Choose from a one, three or five mile hike. There will be lots of free give-aways and after the hike join us by the fire for some free hot cocoa and cookies. Hike is for all ages but children need to be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather and don't forget to bring water. No need to RSVP, just show up ready for a good time.
The hike is free but a valid parks pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. For military families: complimentary daily passes are available for this event, thanks to the Friends of CMSP and USAA (must show valid ID or proof of service, while supplies last).
Audience: All Ages
Location: Limekiln Trailhead
410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Call 719-576-2016 for details