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Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Austin, TX
Event Name: Capital
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 113134 2019/Y0068
Distance - Trail Ratings: 11km/6km - 1A
Description: Walk goes across the Colorado River (also called Lady Bird Lake) bridge with grand views of downtown Austin. You then proceed to the State Capital Complex (going through the Capitol Building when open). The 11k route continues into the University of Texas campus. The return route is along Congress Ave. with historical Austin buildings. Open daily.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Ice Cream Parlors, Lady Liberty Special Program, Little Free Libraries, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street
Start Times: 24/7
Location: Extended Stay America
Start Point / Driving Directions: 507 S 1st, 78704. N/S I-35, Exit-233/Town Lake/Riverside, go W on Riverside 1.1 miles. Cross Congress to LEFT turn lane. Turn LEFT to Barton Springs Rd. Go LEFT to S 1st. First driveway on LEFT is entrance to hotel. Parking at hotel with permit from registration desk (FREE to volksmarchers). Ask for walk box at registration desk.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: This walk was modified in 2018. It walks the previous route backwards and has added new interesting features. The Capital will be visited in both 11km and 6km routes. Pets are not allowed in Capitol buildings. Wheelchairs/strollers welcomed, but you may have to detour to bypass stairs at the UT Tower. There are some small hills and stairs.
Host Club: Colorado River Walkers
Contact: Carol Obianwu (512) 771-9566
Website: www.coloradoriverwalkers.org
E-Mail Contact: cobianwu@utexas.edu