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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Larimer County Guided Hikes, June 2010

color 100pix5 Larimer County Guided Hikes, June 2010Guided 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 Rob, at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 5, at 9:00 a. m. “Searching for June Buds” Join volunteer naturalists Barbara and Jacquie for a classic wildflower walk at one of the most popular open spaces in the county, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins off of Hwy 38E. Search out the early season buds and flowers with this delightful naturalist team while they let you in on the secret lives of these botanical wonders. Hike rating: easy. Approximately 2-hour hike. Program is free, however, a $6/vehicle entrance permit will apply. Registration not required. Please direct questions to Rob, at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 5, at 8:00 a. m. “Wiley Coyotes” Join naturalist and former veterinarian Dr. Bob for a hike at Red Mountain Open Space, located ~25 miles north of Fort Collins off of CR15, in search of wild and wiley dogs. Dr. Bob will give you insight and interesting facts about coyotes, and help explain their highly adaptive natures. Hike rating: easy. Approximately 2-hour hike. Registration required at www.larimer.org/naturalresources/registration Please direct questions to Rob, at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 12, at 9:00 a. m. “Foothills Wildflowers” Join Naturalist Oscar at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins on County Road 38E, for a colorful wildflower hike. This program is perfect for folks who want to take it nice and easy and really enjoy the trail. Program is free, however, a $6/vehicle entrance permit will apply. Program is weather dependent. No registration required. Hike rating: easy. Approximately 2.5 hour hike. Please direct questions to Rob, at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 19, at 10:00 a. m. “Fires and Forests” Join volunteer naturalist and wildland fire educator Sue for a hike at Hermit Park Open Space, located just south-east of the town of Estes off of Hwy 36, to see the dramatic effects of wildfire. Sue will explain the importance of fire to the forest in this diverse ecological laboratory. Meet Sue at the trailhead for the Kruger Rock Trail, near the pavilion area. Approximately 2-hour program. Program is free, but a $6/vehicle entrance permit will apply. Hike rating: moderate. No registration required. Please direct questions to Rob at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 26, at 9:00 a. m. “Foothills Wildflowers” Join Naturalist Oscar at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins on County Road 38E, for a colorful wildflower hike. This program is perfect for folks who want to take it nice and easy and really enjoy the trail. Program is free; however a $6 entrance fee is required. Program is weather dependent. No registration required. Hike rating: easy. Approximately 2.5-hour hike. Please direct questions to Rob, at (970) 679-4561.

• Saturday June 26, at 10:00 a. m. “Fires and Forests” Join volunteer naturalist and wildland fire educator Sue for a hike at Hermit Park Open Space, located just south-east of the town of Estes off of Hwy 36, to see the dramatic effects of wildfire. Sue will explain the importance of fire to the forest in this diverse ecological laboratory. Meet Sue at the trailhead for the Kruger Rock trail, near the pavilion area. Approximately 2-hour program. Program is free, but a $6/vehicle entrance permit will apply. Hike rating: moderate. No registration required. Please direct questions to Rob at (970) 679-4561.


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