"Ecology Walk" Scheduled For Saturday At Mesa Verde National Park

Looking for an invigorating walk at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado? On Saturday rangers will lead an "ecology walk" to point out the ways animals and plants survive the winter months.

The hike will tour the winter habitats of plants and animals in the Morefield Campground Area 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.

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.

If you plan on attending, be prepared to be outdoors for 2 – 3 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.

To sign up, for weather conditions, and for more information on the hike, please call the Chapin Mesa Museum at 970-529-4631.