Wilderness Workshop offers free, guided Spraddle Creek hike, July 19 | VailDaily.com

Wilderness Workshop offers free, guided Spraddle Creek hike, July 19

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VAIL — Wilderness Workshop is offering a free, guided summer wildflower hike along Spraddle Creek on Wednesday, July 19.

The hike meanders through meadows, aspen and fir forests, with frequent stops to view Rocky Mountain wildflowers. This 4-mile round-trip hike gains 1,200 feet of elevation and is appropriate for those 12 and older who are capable hikers.

Hikers should meet at the North Trail parking lot northeast of the Vail Town Center Interstate 70 exit 176 at 8:30 a.m. A shuttle will travel from the parking lot to the U.S. Forest Service lot at Spraddle Creek Stables, where the hike will begin.

This hike is free and open to the public and will conclude around 3 p.m. A parent must accompany minors. Hikers are asked to leave dogs at home and bring appropriate day-hike equipment, including water, snacks, rain gear and lunch.

Visit http://www.wildernessworkshop.org and click on “Events” and “Hike Series” to find the July 19 Spraddle Creek hike and complete the required registration form. Alpine Bank, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s, Reese Henry & Company, Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council, Bristlecone Mountain Sports and Gorsuch Ltd. are sponsoring this free hike.

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