2010 NSF GK-12 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

Field Trips

Walker Ranch

Location: Walker Ranch, Boulder, CO

Website: http://www.bouldercounty.org/openspace/recreating/public_parks/walker.htm

Summary: Walker Ranch offers a rich mosaic of mountain habitats to explore in any season. Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs are interspersed with open meadows and aspen groves. Small streams dissect the hills before joining South Boulder Creek. You will also find a plethora of animals and birds. Coyote, deer, black bears, mountain lions, and wild turkeys frequent the area, and elk migrate here from higher elevations in the winter. Walker Ranch has several multiuse trails and a group shelter available for visitors. Fishing is also allowed here.

Approximate Time Needed: At least 2 hours

Directions from Denver: Walker Ranch can be accessed from either the Meyers Homestead Trailhead on the west side of Flagstaff Road, or the Walker Ranch Loop Trailhead on the east side of Flagstaff Road, about 7.5 miles west of Baseline Road in Boulder. The Walker Ranch Loop can also be accessed via Eldorado Springs State Park, with parking at the Crescent Meadows lot.

Contact to schedule visit: Jessica Feld, CU Boulder Project Manager. Email Jessica