Littleton, Colo. – Come join the fun, learn about nature and watch Roxborough State Park change with the season. Park naturalists will lead you on a journey of discovery through our guided hikes and activities. Programs are free, however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase a $7 daily pass or display a $70 annual pass. Unless otherwise indicated, programs require reservations. For program information and reservations call the park at 303-973-3959.

11/5/2011: A Visit to Mountain Jeannie’s

Join naturalist Peter Laux on a visit to Mountain Jeannie’s house at Trail’s End, a 5.5 mile out-and-back hike on Elk Valley Trail. Hear Jeannie’s interesting life story with old photos shown on an iPad. This hike is moderately strenuous. Bring water, lunch, and clothing appropriate.

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/5/2011: Adults Hour

Join naturalist Betsy Healy to learn how Prickly Pear cactus and Soap Weed yucca were useful to our Native Americans. Come taste prickly pear jelly!

Time: Noon

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/6/2011: Roxs Talks

Join naturalist Mary Taylor on the patio for an informal conversation of geology principles illustrated by the rocks that surround us.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/6/2011: Historic Persse Place Open House

Step off the Fountain Valley Trail and into the early 1900s with volunteer naturalists while you tour the nationally registered historic home of Henry Persse.

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/9/2011: Guided Bird Walks

Grab your bird book and binoculars and join us for bird watching adventures. All ability levels welcome. Dress for the weather. Naturalists Paul and Phoebe Thayer

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/12/2011: Patio Geology

Join naturalist Mary-Margaret Coates for a look at the sandstone patio and learn about the fascinating origins of the Lyons Formation at Roxborough and along the Front Range.

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/15/2011: Art Class: Design & Composition

Learn how to capture the beauty of Roxborough’s buildings, landscape, and foliage using a variety of techniques. Naturalist Phyllis Vandehaar will provide guidance and demonstrations. Space is limited, call for materials list.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/19/2011: Every Hike is a GREAT One at Roxborough

Join naturalist Deb Wright for a hike up South Rim Trail. See Fall’s changing colors and experience the rejuvenating effect of Winter’s crisp air. Time spent on this trail will lift you physically, mentally, & spiritually. This is a moderate 3-mile round trip hike. Dress for the weather and bring water/snack.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/19/2011: Can You See What I See?

Join naturalist Lee Heflebower on a personally guided tour of the wonders of Roxborough State Park, and look for the hidden objects in the rocks. An emphasis is placed on using your visual senses and your imagination. Come see the geology and wildlife at Roxborough!

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/20/2011: Guided Bird Hike

Grab your bird book and binoculars and join us for bird watching adventures. All ability levels welcome. Dress for the weather. Naturalist Doris Cruze. No registration required.

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

11/20/2011: Roxs Talks

Join naturalist Mary Taylor on the patio for an informal conversation of geology principles illustrated by the rocks that surround us.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

12/10/2011: Holiday Gift Sale

Mark your calendar! Come help support Roxborough State Park and Friends of Roxborough while taking care of the nature-lovers on your holiday list. Take 10% off all books, t-shirts, maps, hats, sweatshirts, and more! Plus, an author signing!

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

12/10/2011: Author Book Signing

Mark your calendar! Meet and listen to six featured authors while they introduce their featured books and sign them in the Visitor Center lobby. Personalized, autographed copies will be 10% off. Our authors:

Kevin Pharris, “The Haunted Heart of Denver”

Jack Reed, “Rocks Above the Clouds”

Ed Sealover, “Mountain Brew”

Mark Scott-Nash, “Colorado 14er Disasters”

Charles and Jan Turner, “Wildflowers of Red Rocks Park”

Time: Starts at 10 a.m.

Location: Roxborough State Park

Colorado Parks and Wildlife gets everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

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