A few of our events are listed below. To become a member of Chaos and start attending events, please join our Meetup Group!
Mount Morrison is the mountain behind Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison CO. It is one of the steepest hikes in the Denver-Boulder area. Some sections require the use of your hands!
After hiking to the summit, you are rewarded with a gorgeous view of Red Rocks and the surrounding area.
The total distance is 3.6 miles and the vertical gain is 1975'!
Bring water and a HEADLAMP!
Bad weather i.e. pouring rain or snowstorm cancels.
Let's start off the Memorial Day weekend right with an exciting hike of the Lumpy Ridge loop near Estes Park. Stroll past interesting rock formations and water features and get a good workout to boot!
The total distance is roughly 11 miles and vertical gain is 2500'!
(Note, the park authority does not allow dogs)
The Walker Ranch loop is a hike that offers something for everyone: a waterfall, beautiful meadows, scenic views of the city and snow capped peaks, challenging inclines, two bridges, and possibly even a train.
Distance: 7.7 miles
Elevation: 1800 ft.
Well behaved dogs are welcome. We should be done around 2:30 pm. Then we'll head to the Boulder Creek Festival (http://www.bceproductions.com/#!boulder-creek-festival/cdz3r) for food and entertainment.
Since we are going to the creek fest after the hike, we'll park closer to it so we can all walk together. Meet at 7th & University at 8:30. From Baseline, turn right on 9th go about 1/2 mile then turn left on University.
Directions to the trailhead: From Chautauqua Park drive ~7.9 miles up Flagstaff Rd and turn left on the dirt road leading to the TH parking lot. It's about a 20 minute drive from Chautauqua.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the City of Boulder Open Space program, join us for the Boulder Open Space Trail Challenge. This Trail Challenge consists of hiking all trails that are part of Boulder Open Space, which comprises of 150 miles of trail! Some trails are easy, flat trail walks and some are steep rock scrambles.
This morning, we'll do a figure 8 loop. First loop is roughly around Flagstaff Summit; second loop is up Tenderfoot Trail, return on Chapman Drive.
The total distance is a little over 4 miles and the vertical gain is nearly 500'.
CHAOS is an informal, Boulder-based group of energetic, fun, non-competitive, backcountry enthusiasts who are in their 20s, 30s and 40's, and who enjoy self-powered and self-organized activities including hiking, backpacking, biking, snow shoeing, skiing, mountaineering, and river sports. CHAOS' Main Goal is to be a community through which one can make life-long friendships, share backcountry trips, expand outdoor and leadership skills, appreciate nature and enjoy the sense of community, teamwork, and challenge that prospers in backcountry situations.
CHAOS TRIPS - All trips should be for CHAOS by CHAOS, outdoors, and self powered. CHAOS actively encourages its members to organize trips but does not supervise the activities. CHAOS is not a guide service and a person should only go on trips they feel are at their ability level. If you have questions, ask the trip organizer! Many trip organizers love to help out new members and will gladly answer any questions you have about the trip, what equipment to bring, etc. Above all else, have fun and be safe!
Many past and present members believe that CHAOS enormously improved their "young adulthood and pre-family" phase of life. To ensure that this wonderful opportunity remains for future members, they should be in their 20s, 30s or 40's when they join CHAOS. If the member's ages or the group's style don't feel like a good fit for you, we suggest you check out one of the other great clubs in Boulder like the Flatirons Ski Club , the Boulder Outdoor Group , the Colorado Mountain Club , the Boulder Nordic Ski Club , the Sierra Club , or the C.U. Hiking Club (office in UMC).