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Get to Know Horsetooth Mountain Open Space: History

 06/13/2024  |  09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Soderberg Trailhead at Horsetooth Mountain  |  Registration Required

Public Program - Age Range: 10 yrs - adult

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space has been a fixture of outdoor recreation in Larimer County since it became an Open Space, but how did it get that way? Historic trends and individual actions have created what we know of today as Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Find out about how humans have stewarded this place from ancient times to the modern day! This is the second in a series of hikes at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space centered on getting to know this wonderful place better. Hikes are held on the second Thursday of the month from May-August- check out the calendar to register for future hikes! Topics include geology, ecology, history, and how Larimer County Department of Natural Resources manages this property. This hike will be moderately difficult, traveling over unpaved trails, uneven surfaces, and may include mud. Registration is required. Parking permit required. Participants should bring: Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen) Wear comfortable hiking/walking shoes (closed-toe recommended) Water Insect repellant (optional) Snacks Clothing appropriate for the weather Backpack (to carry it all)

Minimum Participants: 5
Maximum Participants: 15

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Ellen Harris
(970) 498-5629

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Ellen H - Naturalist

I'm the Larimer County Education and Volunteer Specialist! I grew up in Longmont and have loved exploring the ecosystems of the Front Range. I want to share our amazing places with everyone, in whatever way people feel comfortable with.