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Free Winter Ecology Hike
Saturday, January 11 2014
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Park rangers on Jan. 11, 2014 will be leading a guided hike exploring the amazing ways that animals and plants survive in the cold winter environment of Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.

The hike will tour the winter habitats of plants and animals in the Morefield Campground Area on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. The guided hike is free, but advance sign-up is required. Children should be at least 7 years old to join the hike, rangers said.

Participants will meet at the Morefield Village parking lot located four miles from the park entrance and then explore the area around Morefield Campground, looking for signs of wildlife and observing adaptations of plants and animals in the winter months.

Visitors are told to be prepared to be outdoors for two to three hours with extra layers of clothing, water, and snacks. There is a limit of 20 adults and children. If needed, snowshoes will be provided, or you may bring your own.
Location : Mesa Verde National Park / Southwestern Colorado
Contact : Call the Chapin Mesa Museum at (970) 529-4631.
For more information about Mesa Verde National Park, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/meve