With the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now.
The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most campgrounds only take reservations during this time frame. If you plan to go camping outside of this time frame it is still a good idea . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Season Approaches
Meet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds.
Date: 11/10/2013 Time: 9:00 am Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park
This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars!
US Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!
Join AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot.
Date: 11/2/2013 Time: 8AM Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead
Join Park Interpreter Warren Coker for a day in the creek. Be prepared to get muddy and wet as we follow Cherry Creek off-trail. As we hop rocks and scramble up the creek, well enjoy the geology and biology of Castlewood Canyon! Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the Homestead Parking Lot.
Date: 10/26/2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
This should be a lot of fun exploring the canyon and learning about things you would not normally see following the trail.
While Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado is known for being a fishing “hot spot,” in addition, the nearly 10,000 acre park is of geological importance. Signage marking the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary, 38.2822° N Latitude 104.7275° W Longitude will be unveiled at the park in October.
Date: October 25, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM
Agenda for Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication Ceremony Assembly of attendees at the site of the new GSSP signage, 10:30 am. Comments by: Dr. Stan Finney, chair of the International Commission of Stratigraphy Dr. Malcolm Hart, chair of the Cretaceous Subcommission Local government officials Unveiling of the educational display; Comments by: Rich Lane, National Science Foundation Brad Sageman, Northwestern University Placement of the golden spike: Facilitated by Pueblo Fire Department Refreshments . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication Ceremony
Roxborough is a National Archaeological District. Join Roxborough, History Colorado, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society on Saturday, October 19, for National Archaeology Day. Colorado Department of Natural Resources will be having a fair! This will be a fun and educational event for the entire family. Activities are from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. and include:
Archaeological displays on the patio; Kids activities; Hiking and Rox Ride tours of past archaeological sites; Poster displays, handouts and PowerPoint presentations; Dedication of our new archaeology display in the Visitor Center.
Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 10 AM-2 PM Location: Roxborough State Park
It is looking like it is going to be a great day here in Colorado this weekend. Make sure to take advantage of this fun . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Roxborough National Archaeology Day