Plains Conservation Center

Plains Conservation Center in Aurora

Take a trip back in time to Colorado’s high plains and pioneer life in the mid-1800s. The Plains Conservation Center is a true-to-life homestead stretching across 1,100 acres of dedicated open space located at 21901 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO 80013. Visit the nature center before you head out on the trails to pick up a map and learn the history of the site. Visitors can hike along rolling trails and may see rattle snakes, prairie dogs, pronghorn, coyotes and red-tailed hawks. Those who are especially lucky may catch a glimpse of the resident bald eagle family. Get to know the prairie in a whole new way. On our ride across the plains, participants watch for wildlife in the landscape, from prairie dogs to pronghorn, antelope or birds of prey, beneath the great stretching sky. Learn about the short grass prairie on your wagon ride. Registration is through the Denver Botanic Gardens website and the cost is $10 per person, children ages 2 & younger are free.

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