Sep 2, 2010 11:03 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Weekend plans at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

The long Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us.  If you're trying to find something to do without draining your gas tank, Cheyenne Mountain State Park has some programs to entertain the whole family.

Camping sites for the park are already booked for the weekend.


Junior Ranger Program
, 1:00 p.m.

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.

Conversation with a Prairie Dog, 7:00 p.m.

Meet at Amphitheater

Join us for a laugh-and-learn presentation about one of the park's curious residents -the black-tailed prairie dog.



Family Mystery Hikes, 10:00 a.m.

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. Special Halloween themed hike on October 31. Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Fall Flora Discovery Walk, 9:00 a.m.

Meet at Camper Services

Take a walk with a volunteer naturalist to observe and indentify the variety of plants that make up the park's 3 ecosystems. Bring hiking gear, water and camera.


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