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Colorado Native Plant Master Wildflower Walk: North Cheyenne Canyon

July 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

A short botanical journey through the park where we will identify native plants and introduce botanical keying.

Park Description: North Cheyenne Cañon Park is a city-owned park with over 1,600 acres. The park has two visitor’s centers and has many many miles of trails. Helen Hunt Falls sits near the top of the park and water from Cheyenne creek flows through the canyon. Imposing walls form either side of the canyon where sandstone and shale is marked by granite outcrops and peaks. Diverse and abundant plant life thrives in these varying ecosystems.

Leader: Jan Berry

When/Where to Meet: Meet at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center. Class will begin at 8:30am sharp. We will likely carpool to a higher location in the canyon.

What to Bring (Suggested): Flora of Colorado by Jennifer Ackerfield; hand lens (10X or greater) available through https://conps.org/conps-store; daypack; bug spray; water; snacks; rain, sun, wind protection; personal restroom items. Consider bringing trekking poles if you think you may benefit from them.

Special Instructions: Please come prepared for moderate to strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, snowy or rainy days.

Location Address: 2120 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Contact allisa.linfield@colostate.edu with questions.


Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
2120 South Cheyenne Canyon Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 United States