Andy in the Rockies

Trip reports, videos, and photos from hiking, climbing,
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado and beyond.

Surprise Canyon
March 28, 2016

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After doing Headquarters Canyon I decided to hike Surprise Canyon while I was in the neighborhood. The kids opted to stay at the trailhead and listen to audiobooks so I just ran it by myself.

There are no narrow sections but the Canyon is scenic (though short). The top of the canyon ends in a large talus/boulder field. I scrambled part way up the boulder field but didn't go to the point where I couldn't go any further. If you were really, really determined there might be more to explore, but with the kids waiting for me at the trailhead I didn't feel like working that hard.

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