Red Rock Canyon hike w/Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

Red Rock Canyon hike w/Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region

Saturday morning hike with LO Colorado and Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region at Red Rock Canyon Open Space in CO Springs

This is a collaboration between Latino Outdoors and Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region.Red Rock Canyon is characterized by a series of canyons and ridges sculpted by erosion of the area’s uplifted rock strata. The ridges and canyons offer beautiful views and sheltered enclaves for inspiration, varied terrain for recreation, and a 240 million year slice of sedimentary geology for education. In Section 16, the sedimentary geology is truncated by the Ute Pass Fault where the geology abruptly changes to much older rock. The varied terrain and geology support a wide variety of plant and animal communities. Human use of the area has left a heritage of varied and colorful history including Ute defensive positions, stone quarries, and gold mills.We’ll be hiking the Mesa/Greenlee: 2.85 miles: This loop stretches all the way to the southern tip of the open space and then circles back down. This means it is all uphill the first half and all downhill the second, but the grades are generally moderate. The trails are road-width and usually stay on top of the mesa. They parallel the canyons, providing a good view of the formations although not directly among them. Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods are also a major part of your view. The sky feels expansive, and it is a fantastic place to enjoy the bright blue of a typical Colorado day or to cloud-watch. Start with the trail at the east end of the west parking lot and follow the natural horseshoe, ignoring the sidetrails. The road becomes Greenlee when it begins turning downward, and it will intersect Mesa again near the bottom.*You will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the start of the hike*Dogs on leash are welcome on this trail, please let us know on your Eventbrite ticket if you will be bringing your dog.We’ll be providing snacks!!!! We will meet at the west parking lot: https://redrockcanyonopenspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RRC_BrochureMap_6_12_2018_3-1.pdfTrail Info: Distance: 2.85 miles round trip, out-and-back; Elevation Gain: 720ft; Max Elevation: 6,614ft; Skill Level: Moderate; Use: Highly trafficked; Facilities: There are 2 porta potties at the parking lot.What to Wear: Non-cotton shirt, Non-cotton or jeans pant, Sturdy athletic shoes or hiking boots, Wool or synthetic socks if possible, Sun hat (baseball cap, hat with wide brim, visor, etc.) and/or sunglassesPacking List: Daypack or backpack, 1-2 liters of water, Lunch and snacks (sodium and protein are good to include in your meals during this hike), Light rain jacket, Sunscreen SPF 30+, Chapstick or lip balm with sunscreen***If you are in need of gear or transportation, contact us by 8/20/19***Email: janelle.paciencia@latinooutdoors.org or Perez@kidsoutdoors.org----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Esta es una colaboración entre Latino Outdoors y Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region.Red Rock Canyon se caracteriza por una serie de cañones y crestas esculpidas por la erosión de los estratos rocosos elevados de la zona. Las crestas y los cañones ofrecen hermosas vistas. El terreno es variado y tiene una historia de 240 millones de años. En la Sección 16, la geología sedimentaria se ve truncada por la falla Ute Pass, donde la geología cambia abruptamente a rocas mucho más antiguas. El terreno es variado y la geología contiene una amplia variedad de comunidades de plantas y animales. El uso humano del área ha dejado una herencia de historia variada y colorida que incluye posiciones defensivas de Ute, canteras de piedra y molinos de oro.Vamos a caminar por la ruta Mesa / Greenlee: 2.85 millasEste camino se extiende hasta el extremo sur del espacio abierto y luego vuelve a circular. Esto significa que al comenzio es camino va todo para arriba la primera mitad y luego todo para abajo la segunda parte, este camino es generalmente moderado. Los caminos son anchos. El Camino es paralelo a los cañones, te proporciona una buena vista de las formaciones, aunque no directamente entre ellas. Pikes Peak y Garden of the Gods también son una parte importante de la vista de este camino. El cielo se siente expansivo, y es un lugar fantástico para disfrutar del azul brillante de un día típico de Colorado o para observar las nubes. Comience con el camino en el extremo este del estacionamiento oeste y siga la herradura natural. El camino se convierte en Greenlee cuando comienza a girar hacia abajo, y se cruzará con Mesa nuevamente cerca del fondo. Todos los participantes serán requeridos de firmar una exención de responsabilidad antes del comienzo de la caminata. Los perros en correa son bienvenidos en este sendero, favor de avisar en su boleto de Eventbrite si va a traer su perro. Nos juntaremos en el estacionamiento de oeste. https://redrockcanyonopenspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RRC_BrochureMap_6_12_2018_3-1.pdfInformación de la ruta: Distancia: 2.8 millas ida y vuelta, Aumento de Elevación: 720 pies, Elevación Maxima: 6,614ft pies, Nivel de Habilidad: Moderado, Uso: Altamente usado por muchas personas, Comodidades: Hay dos baños en el área de estacionamientoQue Ropa Ponerse: Camisa no de algodón, Pantalones no de algodón o de mezclilla, Zapatos atléticos resistentes o botas de montaña, Calcetines de tela sintética o de lana si es posible, Sombrero para el sol (cachucha, sombrero de sol, etc.) y/o gafas de sol Lista de Empacar: Mochila, 1-2 litros de agua, Almuerzo y botanas (sodio y proteína son buenas para incluir en sus comidas en esta caminata), Protector solar SPF 30+, Balsamo labial o chapstick con protector solar ***Si necesita alguna pieza de equipo o transportación, favor de comunicarse antes de 8/20/19***Email: janelle.paciencia@latinooutdoors.org o Perez@kidsoutdoors.org #Latinosoutdoors #generationwild #ParksforAll #DiversifyOutdoors

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PopCycle Family Rides
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

PopCycle Family Rides

Join Kids on Bikes for a fun weekly ride for all ages. These weekly family rides are to promote community, biking and local trails. All ages and abilities welcome (Strider bikes not recommended). The ride is 6 miles round trip along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail at a very relaxed pace with very little street crossings. We have popsicles half way on what has affectionately become known as the Popcycle Bridge.

Every Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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PopCycle Family Rides
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

PopCycle Family Rides

Join Kids on Bikes for a fun weekly ride for all ages. These weekly family rides are to promote community, biking and local trails. All ages and abilities welcome (Strider bikes not recommended). The ride is 6 miles round trip along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail at a very relaxed pace with very little street crossings. We have popsicles half way on what has affectionately become known as the Popcycle Bridge.

Every Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Adventure Day
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Adventure Day

Adventure Day-Cheyenne Mountain State Park!

Saturday, August 3rd
9:00am-1:30pm at Limekiln Trailhead
Bring family and friends for a day of fun!
Activities include: Outdoor Games, .22 Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Throwing, Archery, Birding, Wildlife Watching, Fishing,
and much much more!  Complete as many of the activities as you can to earn more chances at winning RAFFLE PRIZES! The raffle prizes will be announced promptly at 1:00pm.

A valid park pass is required for entry to this event. $8 Daily (Generation Wild of the Pikes Peak Region will cover the cost of your daily parks pass. email Nancy Perez at perez@kidsoutdoors.org to RZVP)

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The Nature Hour
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

The Nature Hour

What: A program about the wildlife of North Cheyenne Canon Park.
Who: Children ages 3 and up and their families.
When: Tuesdays at 10am - 11am through July 30
Where: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
How: Call 719 385 6086 to reserve your spot.
Donations for this program are greatly appreciated.

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PopCycle Family Rides
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

PopCycle Family Rides

Join Kids on Bikes for a fun weekly ride for all ages. These weekly family rides are to promote community, biking and local trails. All ages and abilities welcome (Strider bikes not recommended). The ride is 6 miles round trip along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail at a very relaxed pace with very little street crossings. We have popsicles half way on what has affectionately become known as the Popcycle Bridge.

Every Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Free Paddleboarding W/UpaDowna
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

Free Paddleboarding W/UpaDowna

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the newest of the 6 free/donation based activities UpaDowna offers. It is designed to break down barriers & encourage folks to try the sport of SUP and provide info about where to rent or buy your own equipment. It is amazing to see the empowerment that kids have after they learn how to paddle on their own! It is also very inspiring for adults to find a new, healthy, and fun sport that they can easily do!

Get ahead of the line! Sign the waiver for yourself or everyone in your group before you get to the lake. The waiver only needs to be signed once. When you arrive, just check in with us under the tent! https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5af5ed705265f/web/

Info:
-FREE community paddle party, drop in anytime we are there! Donations are always appreciated!
-NO previous experience necessary! We teach you everything you need to know!
-We provide EVERYTHING you need: a board, paddle, life jacket, and permit
-Find us on the west side of the lake under the UpaDowna tent near the BIG BLUE BUS!
-Feel free to bring your own equipment (kayaks, canoes, boards) or use our boards for free. Prospect Lake requires a permit if you have your own watercraft. Those can be purchased at Sertich Ice Center or the boathouse near the lake
-All ages/skill levels welcome! We ask that kids 8 and under ride with an adult due to possible wind/lightning threats.
-Wear athletic clothing/swimsuits/trunks and sandals or water shoes
-Suggested items: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses w/cord, water, a towel and a change of clothing
-UpaDowna has boards to share. If you would like to rent one, please check out our SUP Social supporting business Pikes Peak Outfitterr or buy one from our sup provider, Shaboomee.
-Due to the popularity of this program, there can be a line for the equipment. It’s suggested to bring other activities to pass the time. There are no reservations, just drop in anytime when we are there.
**WEATHER: usually we do not cancel. Stay tuned to Facebook for the most updated news, or call 719-429-9006 for info. If it's windy, we may ask kids 8-12 to paddle with an adult. If it is rainy, we'll still paddle, if there is lightning, all boards will be taken off the water.

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The Nature Hour
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Nature Hour

What: A program about the wildlife of North Cheyenne Canon Park.
Who: Children ages 3 and up and their families.
When: Tuesdays at 10am - 11am through July 30
Where: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
How: Call 719 385 6086 to reserve your spot.
Donations for this program are greatly appreciated.

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PopCycle Family Rides
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

PopCycle Family Rides

Join Kids on Bikes for a fun weekly ride for all ages. These weekly family rides are to promote community, biking and local trails. All ages and abilities welcome (Strider bikes not recommended). The ride is 6 miles round trip along the Pikes Peak Greenway trail at a very relaxed pace with very little street crossings. We have popsicles half way on what has affectionately become known as the Popcycle Bridge.

Every Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

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The Nature Hour
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Nature Hour

What: A program about the wildlife of North Cheyenne Canon Park.
Who: Children ages 3 and up and their families.
When: Tuesdays at 10am - 11am through July 30
Where: Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
How: Call 719 385 6086 to reserve your spot.
Donations for this program are greatly appreciated.

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Teddy Bear Picnic Day-Weekend date
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Teddy Bear Picnic Day-Weekend date

It is that time of year again ... Teddy Bear Picnic time! Grab your furry friend, a picnic lunch and have a festive lunch in the canyon!

There will be 2 Teddy Bear Picnics
(1) Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 from 11-1 at Helen Hunt Falls in Buffalo Canyon. Lots of Children Friendly activities will be provided!

(2) Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 11-1 at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. Family friendly with activities as well!

See you then!! Happy Summer Canyon and Nature go-ers! Have you hiked lately? #canyonlife#teddybearpicnic2019 #northcheyennecanonpark


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Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

It is that time of year again ... Teddy Bear Picnic time! Grab your furry friend, a picnic lunch and have a festive lunch in the canyon!

There will be 2 Teddy Bear Picnics
(1) Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 from 11-1 at Helen Hunt Falls in Buffalo Canyon. Lots of Children Friendly activities will be provided!

(2) Saturday, July 13th, 2019 from 11-1 at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. Family friendly with activities as well!

See you then!! Happy Summer Canyon and Nature go-ers! Have you hiked lately? #canyonlife#teddybearpicnic2019 #northcheyennecanonpark


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