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Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Roxborough National Archaeology Day

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

Lory State Park Full Moon Hike

Night Hiking at Lory State Park

This is the Hunter’s moon, or the Travel Moon and our last night hike of the year. If there are clear skies the hike will be three and a half miles. If there is no moon there will be a shorter night hike. Come explore the sights and sounds of Lory by the light of the moon. Meet at South Eltuck at 6:00 PM. The Lory Park Full Moon Hike may end as late 9:30 PM

Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 6:00 PM

This will be a lot of fun so head on out and enjoy the hike! It looks like we will be enjoying some nice weather this weekend in Colorado so make the most of it.

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Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night

camping-tent-shadowGo camping this comping weekend at St. Vrain Colorado State Park and take some time to join them in learning about bats, stars, and other natural education about the night. Campers will have the opportunity to learn all about bats in Colorado. If you are more interested in learning about the stars the Longmont Astronomical Society will be our there to teach everyone about the night sky.

Here is the details from Colorado State Parks.

Spook Out Friday the 13th St Vrain State Park September 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

Take the ‘spook’ out of Friday the 13th with a fun, family-friendly and educational night of exploring bats and stars at St. Vrain State Park ! As the sun sets over the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night

Perseid Meteor Showers this Camping Weekend

camp-out-colorado-perseus-meteor-showerIf you will be out camping this weekend make sure that you do not miss the Perseid Meteor Showers this weekend! August 10th and 11th will be the peak of the Perseid Meteor Showers this year. The best place to see them is while you are camping far up in the mountains where there is little to no light pollution. Campers should make a habit out of appreciating the stars when camping anyway but this weekend should be something special!

Comet of Origin 109P/Swift-Tuttle Radiant Constellation Perseus Active July 17th through August 24th, 2013 Peak Activity August 11th and August 12th, 2013 Peak Activity Meteor Count Up to 60 meteors per hour Meteor Velocity 37 miles per second Notes The Perseid Meteor Shower is known as one of the best meteor showers to . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Perseid Meteor Showers this Camping Weekend

Celebrate Colorado Day with Free Admission to Colorado State Parks

camp-out-colorado-steamboat-lake-camping-viewMonday, August 5th is Colorado Day and it is being celebrated by offering free admission into all 42 Colorado State Parks. Other fee’s will remain in effect so if you plan on camping make sure you are ready.

Below is a press release from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department regarding Colorado Day and free state park admission.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 5 by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.

“Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Celebrate Colorado Day with Free Admission to Colorado State Parks

Camping With Colorado State Parks – Let’s Camp!

Tent CampingAttention novice Colorado Campers: Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants you to get camping! Introduce your family to the great outdoors through our 2013 Let’s Camp! Program. Experienced staff and volunteers will teach the basics of camping – from setting up tents to smoothly taking things down – to you and your family in the relaxing and fun environment of Colorado’s state parks.

The Let’s Camp! Program will take place from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon. The fee includes the family’s campsite and park entrance fees (for up to six people plus program activities, instruction and the use of basic camping equipment. Loaner equipment is available for use, but participants must bring their own food, sleeping bags and personal items. The summer dates are:

July 14-15: Cheyenne Mountain State Park . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping With Colorado State Parks – Let’s Camp!

Pan for Gold in Castlewood Canyon State Park

panning-for-goldHave you ever wanted to try your luck at panning for gold? Now is your chance! Colorado State Parks are inviting would be cold panners to head to Castlewood Canyon State Park on June 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn all about the exciting history of gold prospecting at Castlewood Canyon State Park . Participants will enjoy a talk and guided hike along Cherry Creek, while stopping to sift through the dirt with gold pans. Make sure to bring your cameras for photos because everything found at the park must stay at the park – even gold! Hats and sunscreen are also recommended. The program will begin at the Visitor Center.

Good luck to all the perspective gold . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Pan for Gold in Castlewood Canyon State Park