Pagosa Ranger District offers guided hikes


By Brandon Caley

Special to The SUN

The Pagosa Ranger District will be offering two upcoming hikes in and around the San Juan National Forest.

Wild About Wildflowers will be held Thursday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a slow-paced wildflower identification hike with Susan and Dean Dussel on the Continental Divide Trail from the top of Wolf Creek Pass to the Rock Garden and beyond. Elevation gain to the Rock Garden is 800 feet. As many as 80 different wildflowers may be found.

Directions: Meet the Dussels at the interpretive sign at the top of Wolf Creek Pass, about 23 miles east on U.S. 160. Look for the three large interpretive signs near the trailhead. Elevation at the trailhead is 10,850 feet. Wear hiking shoes/boots. Bring rain gear, plenty of water and a bag lunch. If you have a two-way radio, please bring it. The hike is limited to the first 15 people. Contact the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268 to sign up.

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