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Sign-up under way for youth snowshoe tour

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

SNOWMASS – The Roaring Fork Conservancy will play host to a youth snowshoe hike at Capitol Creek Ranch from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on March 15.

Participants meet at the park-and-ride location off Highway 82 in Old Snowmass.

Registration is required, and participants must bring snowshoes. It’s also recommended they bring a snack and a hot-drink thermos. The event is appropriate for ages 12 and older.

Open space land officer Paul Holsinger, Steve Child and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff will lead the tour, which will take participants through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area, by beaver ponds and through aspen forests while also exploring the history of the property.

Capitol Creek Ranch, a property protected by a conservation easement within the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program, originally was owned by Bob Child, who was integral in many significant conservation efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley starting in the 1960s.

Child’s book “My Life as a Child” will be available for purchase for $10.

For more information or to register, visit or call 970-927-1290.