Capitol Creek Ranch snowshoe tour is March 19 |

Capitol Creek Ranch snowshoe tour is March 19

Staff report

The Roaring Fork Conservancy is hosting a showshoe hike at Capitol Creek Ranch from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Participants will meet at the at the Highway 82 Park and Ride in Old Snowmass.

Leading the tour will be Paul Holsinger, open space land officer, County Commissioner Steve Child and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff. Participants will get to view beaver ponds and aspen forests while also exploring the history of Capitol Creek Ranch, a property that is protected by a conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program. The property originally was owned by Bob Child, who was involved in many significant conservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley starting in the 1960s. His book, “My Life as a Child,” will be available for purchase. Snowshoes are required.

The free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. Registration is required at Call 970-927-1290 with questions.

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