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Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘County Outdoors’ Archives

Blue Sky Trail Head Opens to the Public on July 25

Larimer County Natural Resources is proud to announce the opening of the Blue Sky Trail Head on Friday, June 25, 2010. The new trail head will be a jumping off point to over 75 miles of regional trails, including Lory State Park, Coyote Ridge Natural Area, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Blue Sky Trail, and Devils Backbone Open Space. The amenities at the new trail head include vehicle and horse trailer parking, drinking water, restroom, and picnic shelter. The Blue Sky Trailhead will be ... Full Story

Put your skills to work at Horsetooth Reservoir!

Put your skills to work at Horsetooth Reservoir!

  Larimer County needs your skills! Volunteer Park Ranger Assistants:  Assist County ranger staff at Horsetooth Reservoir on the boat docks, directing parking, hiking nearby trails, and educating the public about safe practices on and near the water.  Positions are open from Memorial Day weekend thru mid-September and volunteers only work on weekends and holidays.  You must be willing to commit to three days a month, on holidays or weekends.   Training, uniforms, and great appreciation ... Full Story

Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s Parks

Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s Parks and Open Spaces – July

Guided Hikes and Events • Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 a.m. “Awl You Wanted to Know about Owls” Join Naturalist Bob for a program dedicated to some spooky nocturnal critters at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off Hwy 34. This talk will give you insight into owls, and other nocturnal critters that have long captured people’s attention. Hike rating: easy. Program is free, no registration required. Approximately 2-hour program. • Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 ... Full Story

Morrison Trail at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space

Morrison Trail at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space opens to public

The Morrison Trail, the newest trail at the Crowder Area of the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, is now open to the public. This 1 ¼-mile round-trip natural surface trail provides access for hikers and wheelchair users (although an assistant is recommended) at the south end of the existing Devil’s Backbone Open Space Trailhead. The trail was constructed in Spring 2010, by the Larimer County trail staff on an 11.8-acre parcel donated by the Crowder Family in memory of their son Russell. ... Full Story

Larimer County Guided Hikes, June 2010

Larimer County Guided Hikes, June 2010

Guided Hikes and Events • Saturday June 5, at 9:00 a. m. “Wildflower Treasure Hunt” A new take on a classic nature walk at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Hwy 34. Join Naturalist Linda for another fun-filled morning exploring the beautiful spring flowers and sharing your finds with the group. This program is great fun for all ages. Hike rating: easy. Approximately 2-hour hike. Program is free. Registration not required. Please direct questions to ... Full Story

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal Reservoir

It’s not too late to reserve a campsite for Memorial Day weekend! The Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary's Lake and East Portal Reservoir (formerly known as the Estes Park Campground) will be open for camping starting Saturday, May 15, through October 15. There are still plenty of campsites available for this weekend and next, as well as some for Memorial Day weekend. To make a reservation: www.larimercamping.com or 1-800-397-7795. For more information about the campgrounds: ... Full Story

Coyote Activity Increases in the Spring

News from the Colorado Division of Wildlife The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking people to take precautions when living or recreating in coyote country. From coyote attacks on pets to aggressive coyotes approaching people, the Division is receiving increasing calls about coyote activity. "Spring is denning season for coyotes and with new pups in the dens, coyotes will behave more aggressively," explained John Broderick, Terrestrial Program Manager for the Division of Wildlife. "When you ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space events for April

Larimer County Open Space events for April

Walks, Talks & Opportunities in Larimer County's Parks and Open Space

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon

Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. ... Full Story

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