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Guided Wildflower Hike

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Guided Wildflower Hikes

June 16th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

June 19, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
at Dawson Butte Open Space

Join Douglas Land Conservancy and Douglas County Open Space at beautiful Dawson Butte for a family friendly event to discover the wildflowers blooming at this time. Year after year, this is one of our most popular hikes. Therefore, again in 2022 we are offering the hike twice – on Thursday, June 16th and again on Sunday, June 19th.

The open space is home to many varieties of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees as well as providing great habitat for wildlife. Your guides are DLC & DCOS volunteers and Colorado Native Plant Masters. The trail is rated moderately easy and the pace will be slow due to stopping to learn about the wildflowers (and ooh and aah at their beauty).

Bring plenty of water, a snack, sun protection, and a camera if desired. There are picnic tables at the trailhead. Feel free to bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the hike. Long pants may be preferable as there is poison ivy in some areas of the open space, although we will definitely try to avoid where it grows. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Register here
for the hike on Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00-11:00 am @Dawson Butte
Register here
for the hike on Sunday, June 19, 2022
9:00-11:00 am @Dawson Butte
*Please note, this is Father’s Day.

Our hikes fill quickly. If the event is full, please contact DLC staff at [email protected] to be added to the wait list.

The hike is free, but a $10 per person donation to DLC is suggested.



Meet Your Guides:

Sharon Sjostrom has lived or worked in Douglas County most of her life and currently lives west of Castle Rock near Dawson Butte. Sharon has an MBA and Master of Science degree in Mechanical engineering and has spent a career developing and implementing air pollution control technologies currently used throughout the world. She is a Native Plant Master, active in the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, on the Board of Directors of Douglas Land Conservancy, volunteers for Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board for the CSU Energy Institute.



Sharon Hines began watching birds when she was too little to hold binoculars. She has been a volunteer for what was the Colorado Division of Wildlife for many years as a Wildlife Watch Instructor and has worked for a couple of tour companies as a naturalist and bird guide. Sharon has a BS in Biology and her Native Plant Master Certificate and is a volunteer interpreter for Douglas County Open Space and Douglas Land Conservancy.




June 16
9:00 am - 11:00 am