Larimer County is set to open Red Mountain Open Space next Saturday, June 27. The Friends of Larimer County Parks & Open Lands will have a time capsule art project booth where participants can design their own celebration flag to be included in a time capsule that will be opened on the 10th anniversary of Soapstone Prairie and Red Mountain Open Space’s opening (June 2019). Will these amazing places be the same in 10 years? The answer is up to all of us.
Everyone is invited to be part of history by contributing their first impressions, hopes and dreams for Soapstone Prairie and Red Mountain Open Space in art or writing. Requirements for submissions are posted at www.Larimer.org/RedMountain, or join the Friends’ group at the trailhead next weekend and they will assist you.
Things to keep in mind before heading to Red Mountain Open Space:
- Dress in layers — weather is unpredictable. Wear sturdy shoes. Red Mountain’s beauty includes rattle snakes and cacti.
- Bring plenty of water; there is no drinking water available on-site.
- No dogs are allowed, even if left in your car.
- Hike with a buddy when possible. Red Mountain Open Space offers a remote, backcountry experience. If you do hike alone, let someone know your expected route ahead of time, and when you plan to return.
To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces, visit their Web site at www.Larimer.org/NaturalResources.