Waldo Canyon LbNA # 45197
|Placed Date||Jan 8 2009|
|Location||Colorado Springs, CO|
|Found By||The Purple Toad|
|Last Update||Jul 7 2010|
Update: I believe this box was destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012. The trail remains closed so I am unable to check the status of this box.
Yes, believe it or not, there IS a Waldo Canyon. What better place to finally find him than THERE!
Driving directions: Head W on HWY 24 up the Ute Pass out of Colorado Springs, CO. You’ll find the trailhead to Waldo Canyon on the north side of HWY 24 in the pass. Watch for the trailhead graphic sign as you travel up the pass. (The trailhead comes up on you quickly.) There is a large paved parking area.
Walk 1.5 miles enjoying the views on your way to Waldo’s Meadow. Once you are at the meadow walk N on the trail a very short distance until there is a boulder on your right. Stop at the boulder and take a 340 degree heading and walk 65 paces toward a clump of scrub oak with a few large rocks under them. You’ll find Waldo there between two of the large rocks covered with small rocks. Watch for prickers!!
This can be an out and back hike for a total of 3 miles, or you can continue on this trail which loops back around to this meadow for a total 6.5 mile scenic hike.
This is a very popular trail even in winter so of course be careful when stamping in and rehiding.
Box contents: Handcarved Stamp and Handmade Logbook