Schweiger Ranch Natural Heritage Walking Tours with South Suburban Parks & Rec – Natural Heritage of Native Americans

July 18, 2024

Schweiger Ranch: Just south of RidgeGate Parkway, on the frontage road (S. Havana Street) across I-25 from Cabela’s

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Among RidgeGate’s cultural facilities is the 38-acre historic Schweiger Ranch, located just east of the RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 interchange. The historic restoration of the ranch and its buildings, led by the nonprofit Schweiger Ranch Foundation, gives us an important glimpse into the settlers’ lives in the late 1800s. Today, Schweiger Ranch is open to the public for self-guided visits every third Saturday, and free guided tours, storytelling campfires and nature hikes are also offered. Registration is required for most events – register and learn more here.

Natural Heritage Walking Tours with SSPRD – Natural Heritage of Native Americans

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. These tours offer insight and education into the natural environment on and around Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise.

Come for a walk and learn various land stewardship techniques of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe tribal communities whose ancestral homelands are throughout the front range.  Reflecting on these indigenous practices can provoke meaningful conversations on how we can be better stewards ourselves.  Be sure to bring water, snacks, a journal and something to write with.

This event is held outside. The event can and will be modified or cancelled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. Should the event be cancelled, notifications will be sent to the email used to register for the event.

Registration required – register and learn more here.

 

Details

Date:
July 18, 2024
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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Organizer

Schweiger Ranch Foundation
Email
info@schweigerranch.org
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