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April 4 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Desert Bighorn Sheep Hike

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of bighorn sheep habitats

Join Don Regan and Paula Willoughby as they guide you on a hike focused on observing bighorn sheep in their natural habitat. Bighorn sheep are known for their impressive horns and adaptability to rugged terrain, they can be elusive and may blend into their surroundings. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope to enhance your chances of spotting them from a distance.

Remember that wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, so patience and a respectful approach are key. Enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings even if you don’t spot bighorn sheep on every hike.

Join Don Regan, a retired energy industry geologist, former COLM park ranger and longtime CNMA volunteer Paula Willoughby, biologist, educator and former seasonal park ranger.  Paula enjoys leading astronomy programs, geology programs and guided hikes. When not volunteering you can find her outside biking and exploring the Colorado Plateau with her teardrop travel trailer.

 

Hike details –
  • Meeting at the Lower Monument Canyon Trailhead at 8:30am; risk forms must be signed upon registration. (If directions are needed, please email kmahoney@coloradonma.org)
  • Approximately 5 miles, plan for a 45-hour moderately strenuous hike.
  • Bring water, snacks, layers and lunch if needed.
  • Hike may be cancelled or postponed if there is rain or weather within 24 hours of start time, emails will be sent if hike is cancelled.,
  • Park passes are required for entry, as always please carpool when possible.

Photo credit – Jerry Fleck

Details

Date:
April 4
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Karen Mahoney
Phone:
970-858-3617
Email:
kmahoney@coloradonma.org

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of bighorn sheep habitats

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Lower Monument Canyon Trailhead
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Grand Junction, CO 81507 United States
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