SoC#2: Hairstreak Butterfly  LbNA # 19989

Placed DateSep 16 2007
CountyEl Paso
LocationColorado Springs, CO
Found By Magical Huntress
Last Found Apr 22 2016
Hike Distance?

Symbols of Colorado #2: The Hairstreak Butterfly. This is the state insect of Colorado. It can be found at elevations of 6,500 to 7,500 feet, typically in areas with lots of scrub oak.

Terrain: Easy. Less than a mile to the box over mostly level paths.
Clues: Fairly easy but somewhat vague...

Directions: Reach Ute Valley Park by taking the Woodman or Rockrimmon Exits off I-25. Follow Rockrimmon to the intersection of Vindicator and head west. The parking lot for Ute Valley Park will be on your left past the school.

Clues: Hit the boards, all right? Wind around the hill and take the only trail just for hikers. Walk for a while. When you get to the appropriate spot, make like a troll. From here, continue on the trail 45 paces to a stand of scub oak with a boulder. Behind the boulder is a flat moss-covered rock that hides the prize.

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- These clues are intentionally vague. If you don't like them, please choose another box.
- Though Ute Valley Park is in a somewhat settled area and we've never seen any big animals here, bears, coyotes and even mountain lions have been reported, use good judgment. As with nearly anywhere in Colorado, watch for rattlesnakes.
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