Rain Cloud  LbNA # 2004

Placed DateJun 15 2002
LocationGolden, CO
Found By (hidden)
Hike Distance?

Huge forest fires were eating up the forests Southwest of Denver while I was visiting. The sky was smoky and many of the parks were closed. I left behind this rain cloud in the hopes that it might bring some relief to the parched countryside. You will have wonderful views of both the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Denver Basin along this trail.

To the trailhead: Go west from Denver on I-70 to exit 259. Head South toward Red Rocks Park. Across the road from the first park entrance go left up Dinosaur Ridge. Just past the first switchback turn you will find a turnout on the left side of the road at the Dakota Ridge Trail. Park here. It will take about a half hour to reach the box.

To the letterbox: The trail begins at a railroad tie retaining wall. Shortly before you reach the highest point along this ridgeline begin looking right for a woodpecker's handiwork. Thirty six steps beyond this landmark the highway will be out of sight. Don't stub your toe! Going left on a side trail twenty steps, you will find yourself standing between two pines. The letterbox is to your right with a juniper as its neighbor and a rock slab as its roof. Do a rain dance-

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