Castlewood Compass November & December 2014 Activities at Castlewood Canyon State Park

Castlewood Compass
Activities at Castlewood Canyon State Park
November & December 2014
Program meeting places:
Visitor Center - 5 miles south of Franktown on Hwy 83.
Event Facility Shelters - 1/2 mile past the Visitor Center. Park at the Canyon Point Parking Lot. Hikes will begin near the restrooms.
Pikes Peak Amphitheater - off of Lake Gulch Trail, 400 feet beyond the Event Facility Shelters.
Homestead Parking Lot - on Castlewood Canyon Road, 2 miles south of Hwy 86, just past the entrance station.
Westside Trailhead Parking Lot - on Castlewood Canyon Road, 4 miles south of Hwy 86. Hikes will begin near the restrooms.
Falls Trailhead Parking Lot - on Castlewood Canyon Road, 4.5 miles south of Hwy 86.
November
December
Ranger Talk
Saturday, November 8th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, December 6th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Hike
Wednesday, November 12th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Bruce Hiraoka for this informational hike
at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Hike
Wednesday, December 10th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Bruce Hiraoka for this informational hike
at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, November 15th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, December 13th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
DAILY PARK HOURS: 8:00am-5:00pm (front gate closes 1 hour prior to closing)
VISITOR CENTER HOURS: 9:00am-4:00pm
PARK PASSES
A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. Daily passes are $7 per vehicle,
annual passes are $70 and are good for one year from the date of purchase at all 42 Colorado State Parks.
All public programs are free of charge with a valid parks pass.
Visit our website: www.cpw.state.co.us
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December (continued)
100 Mile Challenge Hiking Group
Saturday, November 15th, 12:00pm
Looking to enjoy the great outdoors with others? Want to
work on hiking the 100 miles needed to earn a Castlewood
Canyon 100 Mile Challenge Coin? Join Volunteer Naturalist
Randy Howell for this informational meeting to determine
interest, dates and times to meet and hike the park. Meet at
the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, December 20th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
The Dawson Sandstone
Owls
Sunday, November 16th, 10:00am-10:45am
Join Volunteer Naturalist Cathy Fischer for an
exciting program about owls. Learn about the
magnificent Great Horned Owl and the habitat it
prefers. Everyone will also have the opportunity
to dissect their own owl pellet and see for themselves what
owls eat. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, November 22nd, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Hike
Wednesday, November 26th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Bruce Hiraoka for this informational hike
at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, November 29th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
MUNZEE is now at Castlewood Canyon State Park
What is it? A “QR Code” global scavenger hunt using a smart
phone. How much does it cost? It is a free APP. Why MUNZEE? A great way to get you as well as your kids involved with
the outdoors. Where can these QR Codes be found? All over the
entire world! How many are in Castlewood Canyon? There are
four. How do I get started? Go to the MUNZEE web site to enroll
www.munzee.com
Winter Hike
Sunday, December 21st, 10:00am-12:00pm
Join Volunteer Naturalist Cathy Fischer for guided nature
walk. What better way to celebrate the first day of winter
than taking a walk in the park. Dress for the weather and
wear sturdy footwear. Meet at the Canyon Point Parking
Lot.
Ranger Talk
Saturday, December 27th, 10:00am-11:00am
Join Park Ranger Mark Farris for this weekly presentation
about Castlewood Canyon State Park. Learn more about the
park and have the opportunity to ask a Ranger any questions
you may have about the park. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Castlewood Canyon State Park
100 Mile Challenge
You are invited to hike, run, walk or snowshoe 100
trail miles in the park and earn a Castlewood Canyon
State Park 100 Mile Challenge Coin.
Get outside, challenge your fitness level, and enjoy
your adventure in the park! Keep track of your own
miles and bring your log to the Visitor Center when
you have completed the challenge, and receive
your Castlewood Canyon State Park
100 Mile Challenge Coin.
The challenge ends December 2015!
If you would like to receive the Castlewood Compass electronically, please send an email request to [email protected]
Castlewood Canyon State Park
2989 South Highway 83
Franktown, CO 80116
Phone: (303) 688-5242
Fax: (303) 688-1190
[email protected]
Web Site: www.cpw.state.co.us
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