June 4, 2022
Gateway Mesa Open Space
4678 E. Highway 86
Castle Rock, CO 80104
National Trails Day-Legacy Trail Construction at Gateway Mesa Open Space (registration is full)
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Join VOC for our fourth year building the Legacy Trail and spend National Trails Day among conifer forest, ferns, mosses, and interesting rock formations! On this moderately sized project of about 40 volunteers, you'll break ground on the remaining section of this new hiking trail, connecting VOC's previous work to the existing Chuck's Loop Trail on the eastern edge of the property. Work will be moderate to difficult in nature and likely include bench cuts, timber or stone steps, and several small crossings of narrow drainages.
The current loop system in Gateway Mesa Open Space is 1.6 miles and travels around the flat, exposed mesa through open grassland. The trail you help build will create a secondary, hikers-only 2-mile extension that will provide access to a forested environment completely different from the rest of the open space property.
Register with VOC to volunteer for this event