Spring Walks & Talks

Come join us at Colorado National Monument for the Spring 2014 Walks and Talks Series. You will find a full list and descriptions at the end of the post, but a synopsis follows. Note that most of the hikes do require pre-registration and more information is provided upon registration. Call 970-858-3617, ext. 360 for more information.

Saturday, March 22, Dusk: Western Colorado Astronomy Club Messier Marathon at Saddlehorn picnic area. EVENT COMPLETED

Saturday, March 29, 8:30am: Bighorn Sheep Hike in Lower Monument Canyon with Darrel Schweitzer. Pre-register. HIKE IS FILLED.

Wednesday, April 2 and Saturday, April 5, 8:30 am: Hike to Otto’s Bathtub with Dan and Nancy Ford. Pre-register. HIKE IS FILLED.

Saturday, April 12, 1pm: Photography Tips Hike in Lower Monument Canyon with Donna Fullerton. Pre-register. ONE SPOT REMAINS

Thursday, April 17 & Saturday, April 19: Don Regan and John Moore Hike off the Beaten Path from Gold Star to Monument Canyon. Pre-register. APRIL 17 HIKE IS FILLED  Space available on Saturday, April 19.  Hike RESCHEDULED to May 10, 2014. Call to reserve a spot.

Saturday, April 26, 1pm: What’s Missing at the Monument with cartographer and geologist John Hodge at the Bookcliff Overlook. Pre-register. EVENT COMPLETED

Saturday, May 10, 8:30 am: Donna Fullerton Wildflower Macro-photography Hike on Liberty Cap Trail. Pre-register. HIKE CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY

Saturday, May 10: rescheduled from Saturday, April 19.  Off the Beaten Path, Gold Star to Monument Canyon with Don Regan and Joh Moore.  Call to reserve a spot.

Thursday, May 15 & Saturday, May 17, 9am: CANCELLED. Cactus Walk along the Old Gordon Trail with Janet Hassell. Pre-register.

Saturday, May 17, 5:30pm: Tony Babbitt Flute Concert at Saddlehorn Amphitheatre.

Thursday, May 22, 8:30am-3pm: Join Donna King for a Wildflower Hike on Liberty Cap Trail. Pre-register. HIKE IS FILLED

Saturday, May 24, 8:30 am: Otto’s Bathtub Geology Hike with geologist Craig Goodknight. Pre-register.  HIKE IS FILLED

Saturday, May 31, Dusk: Western Colorado Astronomy Club Spring Star Party at Saddlehorn picnic area.

Click here for full descriptions of the hikes and events.2014 springwalks

All programs are open to the public and free of charge. Participants on hikes will be required to sign an Acknowledgment of Risk liability waiver. There is an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle to Colorado National Monument or use your Annual Pass.

Spring 2014 Walks & Talks is sponsored by Tabeguache Sports Medicine, www.pcpgj.com: