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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Corwina Park - Panorama Point

Panorama Point Trail > Bear Creek Trail > Panorama Point
Corwina Park, Denver Mountain Parks

Date Hiked:  May 17, 2012

Distance: 3 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 688 ft

Map of Corwina & O'Fallon Parks - Denver Mountain Parks
Trail Map (Google Maps)

Directions:  From Morrison, head west on Bear Creek Road (74) until you see the parking lot and trailhead on the left.

Corwina Park is one of Denver's mountain parks connected by the Bear Creek Trail (BCT), along with Little Park, O'Fallon Park, and Pence Park.  While the BCT is predominantly used by mountain bikers, Corwina Park does have a hiker only trail that leads from the parking lot, through pine and aspen forest, up to Panorama Point.  This rocky outcropping has great views of the Bear Creek Valley as well as Mount Evans and is a worthy destination.  Once at Panorama Point, you can either go back the way you came or follow a faint social trail past Panorama Point and down to the BCT making the hike a small balloon loop.

Corwina Park's close proximity to Denver and lack of crowds make this a very pleasant, quick escape to the foothills.

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