What you'll do
Enjoy a hard-earned chef-prepared feast at the top of a hidden Colorado Canyon. Gregory Canyon is a gem. This spectacular hike is a strenuous workout limited to the physically fit. It's every bit as beautiful as the other better-known area hikes but because its trailhead is tucked away, it is a private oasis, even on a crazy summer or fall weekend day. We'll meet at the Chautauqua Ranger's Station where I'll transport you further up the canyon to the trailhead. Immediately, we'll begin our journey with a steep ascent, traversing a small creek, climbing a series of large rock boulders forming a natural rock staircase straight up the canyon. After roughly a half mile climb we'll come to a ladder, bolted securely into rock to safely traverse the steepest portion of all. From this vantage point we can see back into the canyon with miles of views, and hike up a large grouping of boulders as our final climb and resting place. Best yet, I'm a professional chef so we'll celebrate at the top with a custom prepared well-deserved feast! We can take in the sunshine and relax before heading back out for our return. PLANNED MENU: Curried chicken salad, tart apple, fresh lime, & roast pecans over fresh arugula Mini chocolate pots de crème (weather permitting) Medjool Date and Macadamia Balls Locally Made Paleo granola *Vegetarian available by request. All options gluten free
I grew up in the heart of Alaska with a river for a playground and a boat for transportation. I'm still happiest and most at peace in the mountains, climbing up the edge of a mountain or basking in sunshine along the edge of a river, taking in the sounds and crisp, fresh air. To say I'm an outdoor fanatic would be an understatement. I know every trail around, inside and out, and still revel in the spectacular beauty all within a quick drive's distance.
I'm a professional chef by trade. As part of your experience you'll enjoy a hearty, delicious lunch. Paleo and GF by request
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Where you'll be
If you come to Boulder, you'll hear about the ever-popular, Mt. Sanitas and Royal Arch trails. They are hard, fun and accessible, but also crowded. Not exactly they commune with nature I crave when getting away. Gregory Canyon, on the other hand, is far less known and harder to find. It remains a hidden oasis, close to Boulder but tucked away. With an initial steep boulder climb, rope ladder and spectacular vistas, it honestly can't be beat
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Please have plenty of water, sunscreen, good hiking shoes, and be prepared to sweat!
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This hike is difficult and at altitude. It's a really fun challenge but can be tough, even for someone quite fit. 6.4 miles with 1490 feet altitude gain. Get ready to sweat!
A Luxurious Feast Atop Gregory Canyon