Valley History Explorers #5: Ridgecrest (Point Lookout)
July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The moderate, 3-mile Ridgecrest hike will take hikers on the Point Lookout Trail to a viewpoint overlooking the valley. Point Lookout was a popular stopping point and overlook on old U.S. 70. It was founded in the 1920s and in its heyday featured an observation platform and a restaurant. Point Lookout also overlooks Royal Gorge through which Native Americans and early settlers traveled across the mountains.
Difficulty: Moderate, 3 miles
Note: This hike is part of a series, which goes on sale January 3, 2022. Learn more here.
Updated Coronavirus Protocol:
Due to the very high percentage of fully vaccinated people on our hikes, in 2022 we will be returning to our customary hike route and transportation plans. Depending on the location, carpooling may be recommended in some instances. **If you are uncomfortable with these arrangements, please let the hike committee know at email@example.com and your credits will be reserved for future hikes.**’
We will observe the following hiking procedures due to COVID:
- Please bring a mask to the event to use during carpooling.
- No one who is sick, running a fever or potentially exposed to COVID should attend
- If not vaccinated, masks should be worn in all group settings like sign-in and congregation
- Social distancing while on the trails is recommended