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Guided Hike to the Protected Habitat Area

8:00a to 3:00p
Sat, February 17, 2024
Lisa Cole
(210) 688-9055, x2010

Ready for a longer hike? Join experienced guides for an all-day excursion into the farthest reaches of Government Canyon SNA.

The Protected Habitat Area is only open to hikers from September-February each year. Enjoy views and trails only a small percentage of Government Canyon visitors experience. We will begin promptly at 8:00 am. We plan to be back at the Visitor Center at 3:00 pm, depending on walking speed and other variables. Be ready to be out all day.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age and physically able to hike 12-13 miles over broken, rocky terrain with a good portion of elevation gain and loss.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Dress in layers appropriate to the weather.  Carry at least 3 liters of water per person, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, and raingear.  Wear sturdy, well-broken-in hiking shoes or boots. This is not a hike for new boots.

Meet at the Visitor Center near the rainwater harvesting tower. No pets please. 

Participation is limited to the first 12 people who check-in with hike leaders at the rainwater harvesting tower between 7:30 and 7:45. No registration required, but be prepared to hike on your own if maximum group size is reached. 

All Natural Area entry fees apply. The Natural Area can be very busy in the morning. Please arrive early and plan to be at the Visitor Center and ready to go no later than 7:45 am; the hike starts promptly at 8:00 am.

To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please reserve and PRINT OUT your Day Pass in advance

This hike is subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055, or go to the GCSNA webpage, Instagram, or Facebook.