Staunton State Park ride – Monday, June 25th

Hope you will join us up in the cool of the mountains to ride Staunton State Park.  The park has about 15 miles of trails, with plenty of shade and watering spots along the way.  Lunch can be at the Elk Falls Overlook, with a great view to enjoy.  Let’s try and be ready to ride at 10 AM.

Click here for more park information.  Park admission is $7.  If you have exact change you can pay at their self-service kiosk.  Here is a link to their trails map: Staunton Trails.

Dawson Butte Re-Visit Ride

Taking a pair of jumps along the trail route.

Many of our members had such an enjoyable time riding the trails and practice jumping down at Douglas County’s Dawson Butte Open Space Park, last month, that we are doing a repeat Meet-Up ride on Tuesday, June 19th.

Plan to arrive early and be ready to ride by 9:30 AM.  Be sure and pack water and a lunch.

Here is a link for more info: https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/trails/open-space-trails/dawson-butte-ranch-open-space-trail/

Directions:

1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Plum Creek Parkway exit west and head south five miles on the frontage road; turn right/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.

June events to Kick off Summer

June membership meeting will be Wednesday, June 6th.  Reminder out meeting start time is 6:30 PM.

June 10th is our annually held de-spook clinic at the Events Center area at Jeffco Fairgrounds.

We are having two “Meet-Up” rides this month.  As planned these rides will be happening the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of each month.

For June the 2nd Thursday ride will be at north Table Mountain Park in Golden.  This park has good trailer parking and the trail offers great views of both the mountains and the front range of Denver and its suburbs.  The trail offers prairie to explore on top of the mesa, with a variety of birds and wildflowers.

June 25th the 4th Monday ride will be at Stauton State Park just west of Conifer.

 

Breakfast Ride at Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison

Breakfast Ride – Sunday, May 20th

We have had interest in members getting together for a breakfast ride.  To accommodate those who want to get out early for ride a breakfast, we have scheduled one for Sunday, May 20th.  We will ride through Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison, and head east out of the park to the adjacent Homestead Golf Course – that happens to have hitching rails and a very nice restaurant for breakfast/brunch.  (Be sure and bring your halter/lead ropes to tie your horses at the hitching rails the golf course has provided.)

Ride out location will be from the dead-end cul-de-sac, that is on the west side of the first Simms St. traffic circle, on the south side of US Hwy 285.  This area provides free parking and easy access to the park, so you do not have to pay the park entrance fee.  Please rsvp through our website comment form, so we know how many are coming.  We don’t want to leave without you.  Be ready to ride at 9:00 AM.

Trail ride meet-up at Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Park

At our May meeting we scheduled several “during the week” trail rides for our members that are available for weekday riding and want to meet up at some of our local parks.   Our first one will be this Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

This park has a small parking area, so we are planning to arrive early and be ready to ride by 9:30 AM.

This park only has a 5 mile trail, but it has a parallel bridle path with over 50 jumps along the route.  It has a nice picnic spot halfway out, with tie rails for the horses.

Here is a link for more info: https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/trails/open-space-trails/dawson-butte-ranch-open-space-trail/

Directions:

1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock. From I-25, take the Plum Creek Parkway exit west and head south five miles on the frontage road; turn right/west at Tomah Road; follow 1.5 miles to the Dawson Butte Ranch entrance on the right.