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Colorado Native Plant Master Wildflower Walk: Pikes Peak

July 20, 2023 @ 7:45 am - 12:00 pm

A botanical journey near the summit of Pikes Peak where we will identify native plants and introduce botanical keying.

Park Description: Pikes Peak stands at 14,115 and is home to an array of diverse flora and fauna. Alpine plants have adapted to survive in harsh conditions with lean soils and this class will introduce you to some species you may not have seen before.

Leader: Michele Ritchie and Maggie Gaddis

When/Where to Meet: We will meet at 7:45 in the free parking pull-outs near North Pole. We will carpool up Pikes Peak Toll Road to the location(s) we will be hiking and botanizing. The cost of the class covers the cost of driving up the toll road. No additional fees will be collected.

What to Bring (Suggested): Flora of Colorado by Jennifer Ackerfield; hand lens (10X or greater) available through https://conps.org/conps-store; daypack; bug spray; water; snacks; rain, sun, wind protection; personal restroom items. Consider bringing trekking poles if you think you may benefit from them.

Special Instructions: Please come prepared for moderate to strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, snowy or rainy days.

Location Address: Parking area coordinates 38.906185, -104.978403

Contact allisa.linfield@colostate.edu with questions.


Pikes Peak – meet at North Pole
Cascade-Chipita Park, CO 80809 United States