A few of our events are listed below. To become a member of Chaos and start attending events, please join our Meetup Group!
Let's get a good start to the winter hiking season with a hike of Quandary Peak, a 14er. Quandary is a great choice for a 1st winter 14er because it is "only" 7 miles RT with 3500' of gain and the parking lot is on a PAVED road, so it is easy to get to.
Quandary TH is located about 10 miles south of Breckenridge.
Bring winter gear and SNOWSHOES.
Post hike meal at Motherloded in Breckenridge
Celebrate the re-opening of the Bear Creek Canyon trail! From NCAR we'll go up Fern Canyon and down the west ridge and Bear Creek Canyon. Expect five to six hours. Fern Canyon is steep and icy, bring microspikes and trekking poles.
Friendly dogs are welcome. My cellphone is (720) 217-6589.
The address for NCAR is misleading. From Broadway turn west on Table Mesa (towards to mountains) and go up the hill to the end of Table Mesa.
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 do a traverse hike of the North Rim Trail to the Degge Trail at the Boulder Valley Ranch.
Meet at the Degge Trail parking lot
Starting at the Chautaqua Ranger Station, we'll hike to the Flagstaff Trail to Panorama Point, then hike up to the Boulder Star.
Afterwards, join us for some holiday festivities in downtown Boulder including food, drinks and dancing!
Boulder Star from the Halfway House
The total distance is maybe 3 miles with maybe 500' of elevation gain total
Definitely bring water & headlamps. Maybe even microspikes depending on trail conditions.
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).