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Looking to learn more about hiking in the surrounding areas of Estes Park? Stop by our weekly ‘Hikers Huddle’ meetings to discover new hikes, current trail conditions, and essential hiking gear you should be carrying with you during your next Rocky Mountain adventure!

The What:

YMCA guests, members, and Estes Park residents — are invited attend our weekly ‘Hikers Huddle’ meetings this summer! In addition to learning about our hiking program, our trained Hikemasters will provide details about our upcoming hikes and give advice on how to properly prepare for them. This is also a great opportunity to meet other hiking guests and outdoor enthusiasts in the Estes Park area. There will be a short presentation on the history, ecology, and geology of Rocky Mountain National Park, followed by an open Q&A with the Hikemasters.

Watch our hiking video by clicking here to get a glimpse of the stunning views of our hikes!

The Why:

The benefits of hiking go far beyond the good vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park. Hiking in a scenic environment does wonders for your physical and mental health, reducing stress and anxiety levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol. In addition, research shows that people who spend more time in nature are 50 percent more creative than those glued to their computers and smartphones. Simply being out in nature, away from our to-do lists and social media temptations, brings a much needed sense of well-being and peace to all the different adversities we face every day.

The Where:

Hempel Auditorium, YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center

Every Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.


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