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Hiking Fun - July 13 - Cathy Johnson & Coyote Song Trails

Saturday, July 13, 2013

This morning we started on the Cathy Johnson Trail about 20 min. south of our home. Parked by the roadside and saw this guy and his friend watching us -


The trail is really a 2 mile dirt road ... not too exciting for most of the 2 miles!


This ridge was on our left -- I'm going to call it "the Cover of the Book"


After 2 miles, we got on a paved bike path for .4 miles, then got on the Coyote Song Trail, which headed along the opposite side of the ridge. We quickly realized we had been on THIS side of the ridge before -- and really liked the views!! Here are some pictures of the "Inside of the Book" --









After .7 miles on the Coyote Song Trail, we took the Lyons Back Trail, which ascends across the ridge.


The ascent wasn't bad at all, and was quite pretty


Here I am on the ridge -


The views from the top were very cool


This is a close up of one of the rocks in the last picture


And - last, but not least, the most unusual flowers I saw


The Lyons Back Trail connected with the Columbine Trail, which wound down the other side of the ridge, and took us back to our dirt road, leading us back to the car. We had an easy 2 hr. hike. If you want to go, I suggest skipping the Cathy Johnson Trail and just accessing the Coyote Song Trail from Deer Creek Canyon Rd (on the south) or Ken Caryl Rd (on the north). You can do an "out and back" hike, with views all the way. Be sure to take lots of water, as there is next-to-no shade. But it is definitely worth the time!
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  • v ANGELJESS
    Gorgeous!
    1081 days ago
  • v KALIGIRL
    Fabulous photos! emoticon
    1081 days ago
  • v PICKIE98
    What beautiful rock formations!! Your pictures make it look like a really enjoyable hike.
    1083 days ago
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