Activities: Weather Permitting

Turtles & Snails

Thursdays | Year Round

The “Turtles” hike all year round on Thursday mornings. We switch to snowshoes and yaktrax in winter, rec paths during mud season and easy hikes all summer. Our hikes are usually 3 to 5 miles. Sometimes we have some “Snails” who hike at a slower pace and not as far. We want our group to be accessible to all so come and enjoy our beautiful mountains.

To be added to the Turtles and Snails hike distribution list email Pat Kopystianskyj (

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs)

Tuesdays, 8:30 AM  | June – Mid October

Summit Older Bushwhackers (SOBs) do intermediate backcountry trail hikes on Tuesdays, mostly in Summit County. These typically range from 4 – 7 miles and with 400 – 1500 ft of elevation gain. They are led by volunteer trip leaders, usually a different leader each week. We meet from June through mid October, weather permitting. We usually leave the car-pool location at 8:30 and are back between 12 and (rarely) 2 pm.  For more information, call Jim Fleshman at 281-507-1059 or email

View the SOBs Schedule

Preliminary Monthly Schedules 2023


DateHikeCarpoolMiles / VertLeader
June 6Arctic PlacerTarget4m / 700 ftRuth Haley
June 13Acorn Creek LoopTarget5 m / 1000 ftElaine P.
June 20Ophir MountainFrisco BT6 m / 1000 ftLinda Boyd
June 27Angler MountainTarget3 m / 500 ftJane Johnston
July 4No Hike
July 11Black Powder PassIce Rink3m / 700 ftNeed Leader
July 18Boulder LakeTarget6 m / 1400 ftJane Johnston
July 25Wheeler LakesCC7m / 1400 ftRuth Haley
Aug 1Shrine RidgeFrisco BT4m / 800 ftNeed Leader
Aug 8Hoosier Pass WestIce Rink4m / 600 ftNeed Leader
Aug 15North Ten MileFrisco BT5m / 1500 ftAlan Waxman
Aug 22Horseshoe GulchFrisco BT5m / 800 ftBob Hartley
Aug 29Mayflower Gulch LoopFrisco BT6m / 1000 ftNeed Leader
Sept 5Angler MountainTarget5m / 1400 ftNeed Leader
Sept 12Upper Straight CreekFrisco BT5m / 1400 ftNeed Leader
Sept 19Wilder GulchFrisco BT7 m / 1200 ftNeed Leader
Sept 26Salt Lick AspensSLLaterNeed Leader

Notes on Carpool Locations:

  • Target – Northeast corner of parking lot
  • Frisco BT – Frisco Bus Transfer lot behind the Safeway
  • Ice Rink – East (far) end of Breck Ice Rink parking lot
  • CC – Copper Conoco station. Park in the dirt lot South of the Conoco
  • SL – Lower Salt Lick parking lot and trailhead

Canine Companions

Wednesdays | May – October, meeting times vary by month

Moderate Wednesday hikes at a leisurely pace, with furry friends welcome — Those unfortunate to not be owned by a dog are also welcome. The group’s meeting times and carpool locations vary over the summer. So, call Howard Brown at 970-468-2313 or email to get on their email list. Plan to bring leashes, lunch and good rain gear.

View the 2023 Schedule for Canine Companions

May 2023
(9:30AM at trailhead)

  • May 3 -- Old Dillon Reservoir
  • May 10 -- Tenderfoot
  • May 17 -- Dillon Nature Preserve
  • May 24 -- Harrigan Ck
  • May 31 -- Anglers' Ranch
  • other May options: Frisco Overlook, Peninsula, Miners' Monument

June 2023
(8:00AM to carpool or 8:30AM at trailhead)

  • June 7 -- Arctic Placer or Ditch Trail/Hunters' Knob
  • June 14 -- Lower Straight Ck
  • June 21 -- Prairie Peak
  • June 28 -- Acorn South Flower Loop
  • other June options, backups: ghost town hikes, Keystone Gulch, Gold Run Gulch Loop; Sky Ranch

July 2023
(8:00AM to carpool or 8:30AM at trailhead)

  • July 5 -- Upper Straight Ck
  • July 12 -- Loveland Pass West
  • July 19 -- Corral Ck
  • July 26 -- Blue Lakes

August 2023
(8:30AM to carpool or 9:00AM at trailhead)

  • August 2 -- Wilder Gulch
  • August 9 -- Officers' Gulch
  • August 16 -- Bowman's Shortcut
  • August 23 -- Porcupine Gulch
  • August 30 -- Mayflower Loop
  • other August options: Timberline Lk (Leadville)

September 2023
(9:00AM to carpool)

  • September 6 -- Sky Chutes (Wheeler Trail from Copper)
  • September 13 -- Mohawk Lakes
  • September 20 -- Eaglesmere
  • September 27 -- Rock Creek/Boss Mine
  • other September options: Upper Salt Lick, your favorite fall-color hike, main Acorn

October 2023
(9:30AM to carpool)

  • October 4 -- McCullough Gulch
  • October 11 -- Little French Gulch
  • October 18 -- Lower McCullough
  • October 25 -- Ptarmigan Lookout

Cross Country Skiing Group

Wednesdays | December 7 – March 29

Cross country skiing with designated leader, info provided for trail difficulty, distance, and elevation gain. Moderate-level backcountry trails on Wednesdays, meeting place and start time varies week to week. A weekly email is sent out with details. The distances are usually four to six miles roundtrip. Outings are suitable for all levels of skiers that have mastered snowplow and herringbone skills. You will need backcountry skis with metal edges and fish scales, or know how to wax and/or bring skins.

After some outings a volunteer host will provide a light lunch in his or her home.(A $7- $10 donation is recommended). Contact the host by Monday noon, as reservations are limited. New this year we are also meeting at a variety of restaurants mixed in with some tailgating parties as weather permits.

For more information contact Joyce Bearse at 508-280-4910 or

Senior Golf Program

May through September

The Summit County Seniors Golf Program is an excellent way to meet other seniors who have the same passion for the sport. The golf courses in the area are beautiful, challenging and provide opportunities for players of all skill levels. Golf courses in the program include the Keystone River and Ranch courses as well as the Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.  Golf discounts are given for the Raven and Keystone courses. These include: green fees, merchandise and lesson discounts.

Three programs exist for the senior golfer:

  1. The golf program coordinator has arranged discounted green fees at each of the courses identified above for senior members. To participate in this program, seniors must be up to date on Summit Seniors membership dues and have purchased a Seniors Golf Card at the Senior Center for $5.
  2. Boomers on the Links: The Seniors Golf Program promotes and supports a weekly Tuesday clinic at the Keystone River Course. During these outings, participants play nine holes of golf, receive a group lesson and are treated to lunch for a reasonable price. Those interested in this clinic should contact the Keystone Pro Shop at (970) 496-1520 to reserve a spot.
  3. Special golf outings are arranged at courses apart from those mentioned above. These outings give the senior golfer an opportunity to try courses not played before. The group aims for two special outings in the summer during July and August.

If you would like to help with the Senior Golf Program, please call Tom McCullough at 630-880-8024 or email