Schweiger Ranch Natural Heritage Walking Tours with South Suburban Parks & Rec – Native American Plant Uses

September 11, 2021

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

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All events will be in compliance with ongoing Public Health and Safety orders.

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. Register for or learn more about these events here.

Natural Heritage Walking Tours with SSPRD – Native American Plant Uses: 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. Join us for a leisurely walk as we find some of the same plant species used for food, construction, or medicine by tribes in this region many years ago.

This event is held outside. It will be modified or canceled due to inclement weather or poor walking conditions. State COVID regulations are in place and face masks are required to be worn at all times while on the property.

All State and TriCounty COVID regulations will be in place. Face masks are required and must be worn at all times. The House is temporarily closed due to COVID. Registration required. Register for or learn more about these events here.