A BLM Wildlands Outing to Ecology Park Saturday, November 17, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead times)
Ecology Park is located just southwest of Canon City and south of Royal Gorge, and is jointly managed by the BLM and the City of Canon City. This scenic and recreational area offers hiking trails and access to Grape Creek and Temple Canyon. This hike, following-up our May 2018 outing, is approximately 5 miles with 500 feet elevation gain and will explore the western end of the area.
Parts of this area are threatened by proposed BLM oil and gas leasing, as well as mining, which we will discuss on this outing. We also will learn about the BLM’s current Resource Management Plan revision, and how it could affect the area and local wildlife.
This hike is sponsored by Wild Connections, Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Bring lunch, snacks, water, clothing and footwear suitable for the weather conditions. An optional carpool from Colorado Springs will be arranged.
Maximum 15 participants.
For more information or to register for the hike, contact Jim Lockhart at 719-385-0045 or email@example.com.
Grand Canyon Hills at Grape Creek, Ecology Park. Public Hike atop hogback overlooking Grape Creek. 2015. Photo John Sztukowski.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species,
and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds