In orienteering, you use a map and compass to locate a series of checkpoints shown on a specialized topographic map. You choose the route, either on or off trail, that will help you find all the checkpoints and get to the finish line in the shortest amount of time. Each checkpoint, or "control," is a distinct mapped feature such as a trail junction, a boulder, a hilltop, etc. The controls are marked with orange-and-white symbols. Now you have a permanent orienteering course in your own community!
Baldwin Gulch Course
The Baldwin Gulch Trailhead parking lot is located on the northeast corner of Ponderosa Dr. and South Twenty Mile Rd. This course was built in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club and features both introductory and intermediate-advanced courses. You can find course maps and rules here.
A FREE Introduction to Orienteering class is being offered for all ages on April 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fieldhouse. Learn how to read a map, understand symbols and accurately orient the map to your surroundings and navigate using the compass. Class is free but registration is required. Register here.