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Sunset/Moonrise Hike at Prairie Canyon Ranch
September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guided unset/Moonrise Hike at Prairie Canyon Ranch
Friday, September 9, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Prairie Canyon Ranch
4620 S State Highway 83
Franktown, CO 80116
Join Douglas Land Conservancy and our partners at Douglas County Open Space for a beautiful night on the ranch.
Prairie Canyon Ranch is fascinating any time of year, but when the sun is setting behind the wooded cliffs, and the moon is rising over the plains, it’s a treat to experience the sights and sounds of the evening.
Prairie Canyon Ranch gate will open at 5:00. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the hike. From 5:00-6:00 you are welcome to enjoy your picnic dinner and volunteers will be available to show you around the historic ranch barnyard. At 6:00 we will gather to hike cross-country through the outcrop rocks and Ponderosa Pines to watch the sunset over Cherry Creek Canyon and the Front Range. Accompany your guides to the high meadow along the ridge of the north canyon to view the full moon rise about 7:25 from the eastern horizon. Hike back to the ranch to enjoy roasting S’mores over the campfire by the pond and watch the full moon as it passes over the big barn. Take your moonlit ride home by 9:00.
Space on the hike is limited. Our hikes fill quickly. If the event is full, please contact DLC staff at 303.688.8025 or [email protected] to be added to the wait list.
The hike is free, but a $10 per person/$20 per family donation to DLC is suggested.