Sep 16, 2010 11:15 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Cheyenne Mountain State Park activities

Temperatures are expected to be above normal through the weekend, giving us weather that's more summer-like than fall.

If you're looking to get outside, without going very far, check these events at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

GPS and Geocaching
, 10:00 a.m.

September 18

Meet at Camper Services

Here's your chance to learn the basics of operating a GPS and get some practice finding geocaches hidden in the park. GPS units will be provided.

Junior Ranger Program, 1:00 p.m.

September 18,

Meet at Camper Services

Complete the activities in the Junior Ranger Handbook (for ages 7-12 years) and earn a level one Junior Ranger badge. Handbooks are available at the Visitor Center or Camper Services. To become a level two Junior Ranger and earn a colorful Junior Ranger patch you must complete the handbook activities and attend a Junior Ranger program. Each Saturday a different Junior Ranger topic will be offered. Contact the Park Naturalist at 719 304-1086 for additional information.

Family Mystery Hike
, 10:00 a.m.

September 19

Meet at Visitor Center

These naturalist-led hikes challenge families to solve a puzzle, riddle, or mystery as they walk and search for hidden clues along a 1-2 mile, easy trail. Recommended for ages 5 years and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



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