Tipi Trek LbNA # 4488 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 20 2003|
These clues lead you into a tipi camp, much like one that the Cheyenne Indians used in the 1830s. In the shadow of towering tipis, learn how the Cheyenne lived on the prairie as you find your way to a letterbox.
Difficulty: Easy 1/2 mile walk, Easy-Moderate Clues
This trail can be found at the Plains Conservation Center. The PCC manages over 1,100 acres of land in Aurora and is a safe haven for many prairie animals, including prairie dogs, coyotes, pronghorn, burrowing owls, raptors, songbirds, and more. Our mission is to acquaint people with the natural and cultural history of the shortgrass prairie. Because we are an educational facility, we ask that people searching for letterboxes come during our public hours to pick up their clue sheet (Saturdays 9-5 in the summer), or call ahead to see if we can accommodate you during the week—most likely we can! We are open for scheduled groups 8-4:30, 5 days a week, and open to the public for drop-in visits on Saturdays, 9-5, between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
There is an entrance fee of $5.00 for non-members (free for members).
Please feel free to call us at (303) 693-3621.
We are located at 21901 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, Colorado. 80013
Our website: www.plainsconservationcenter.org
Directions to the Plains Conservation Center:
I-70 or I-25 to I-225
I-225 to Parker Road Exit (Hwy. 83)
SE on Parker Rd to East Hampden Ave Exit
E on E. Hampden (past Tower Road
approx. 2 miles to the PCC)
E-470 (toll route) exits-
From the north: exit Jewell Ave
S on Gun Club Road to E. Hampden Ave
W on E. Hampden 1 mile to the PCC
From south: exit Quincy Ave
N on Gun Club Road to E. Hampden Ave
W on E. Hampden Ave 1 mile to the PCC