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Experience hosted by Bruce

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people

What you'll do

Join us on a great hike to experience first-hand some of the most interesting twisted trees in Central Colorado! Your guide will take you on a short hike that features these unique trees, stories about their history and great views of the Front Range Mountains!

Within the park, we will tailor the hike to your experience level and expectations: distance, stories, views--you decide! We will meet at the trailhead, share some basics of front country hiking and then we're off! Your hike can be anywhere from one mile on a casual trail with minimal elevation gain to an adventurous three miles of hills, trees, and views! We will pause for water, snacks and photo ops. Along the way we will tell you about the general history of the area including the Native Americans, plants, and animals. After the hike we provide you with a summary of your experience that you can share on social media!

Other things to note:
Guests with minimal hiking experience are welcome-- you must be able to walk short distances on unimproved terrain (dirt trails).

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safety-oriented, informative and fun experience that motivates you to explore more!
Join us on a great hike to experience first-hand some of the most interesting twisted trees in Central Colorado! Your guide will take you on a short hike that features these unique trees, stories about their history and great views of the Front Range Mountains!

Within the park, we will tailor the hike to your experience level and expectations: distance, stories, views--you decide! We will meet at the trailhead, share some basics of fr…

Meet your host, Bruce

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am the founder and CEO of Hike for Life--a Springs based outdoor education and hiking guide service devoted to helping you explore! I have over 40 years of outdoor experience and have climbed 48 of the 14,000 ft peaks in CO. I screen, train and certify guides for Hike for Life that have a passion for nurturing community, inspiring others to explore responsibly and helping to preserve our great outdoors. We have a great group of guides with eclectic professional backgrounds: AF pilots, elementary education, medical student, crafts instructor, realtor, small business owners and entrepreneurs! All guides are CPR & first aid certified. Many have additional certifications and experience--contact us for specifics. We also donate 10% above what guides earn to their preferred non-profit so you are helping nurture our community--thank you!
I am the founder and CEO of Hike for Life--a Springs based outdoor education and hiking guide service devoted to helping you explore! I have over 40 years of outdoor experience and have climbed 48 of the 14,000 ft peaks in CO. I screen, train and certify guides for Hike for Life that have a passion for nurturing community, inspiring others to explore responsibly and helping to preserve our great outdoors. We have a great group of guides with eclectic professional backgrounds: AF pilots, element…
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Tue, 20 Apr
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wed, 21 Apr
$83 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Thu, 22 Apr
$83 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$83 per person

Where you'll be

The trees we'll show you are located in Fox Run Regional Park and are often missed by locals who have lived here for years!
Megan
October 2020
My family and I really enjoyed our Twisted Tree Hike with Mindy! It was a beautiful hike which was easily modified to our ability level, and we learned so much about the area that we would have never discovered on our own. I appreciate how Mindy engaged us in learning about the history of the trees, and was able to offer personalized recommendations for the rest of our trip based on our interests. Take this hike if you want to see fascinating trees and learn their stories from someone with lots of knowledge about the area!
My family and I really enjoyed our Twisted Tree Hike with Mindy! It was a beautiful hike which was easily modified to our ability level, and we learned so much about the area that…
Cynthia
August 2020
So interesting to learn about the twisted trees or culturally modified trees. I would highly recommend this experience and having Jeff as your guide
Nicole
April 2019
This was an AWESOME experience! Bruce is a knowledgeable guide and took our group on a very interesting hike. I learned so much and enjoyed the forest setting and the spectacular view to Pikes Peak! The Ute Prayer Trees in Fox Run and their history gave the hike a super interesting fourth dimension of how the Natives used the land, their sacred ceremonies and traditions. I would highly recommend this hike to any local or traveller!
This was an AWESOME experience! Bruce is a knowledgeable guide and took our group on a very interesting hike. I learned so much and enjoyed the forest setting and the spectacular v…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

HYDRATION: Adequate water for the duration of the outing. NUTRITION: We'll bring snacks but bring your own if you have any dietary restrictions. PROTECTION: Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, clothing appropriate for the expected weather, and shoes appropriate f