Raptor Route

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Join us on a trip to a wild bird sanctuary. This international center for raptor conservation, education, observation and research is home to some of the largest birds in the world, as they migrate through every year. We’ll hike the rugged trails, scramble though boulder fields, and stop at  beautiful vistas where we’ll be able to observe these majestic birds of prey. October is peak eagle and red-tailed hawk migration season.

Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 5.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,056 feet


Union Square, Broadway and E 18th Street

Check-in Time: 6:30 am

Departure Time: 6:45 am

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 pm


This is a limited-capacity trip.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle row empty for all trips. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect for limited-capacity trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least three (3) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)