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"50k for 50 years" hiking series kicks off tomorrow

Paint Mines
Posted at 6:01 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 20:01:12-05

EL PASO COUNTY — The El Paso County Parks Department is kicking off their "50k for 50 years" hiking series at the Paint Mines Interpretive Park Saturday, Feb. 6.

People can go on a guided hike or participate independently, and are encouraged to photograph their adventures and share on social media using #EPCParks50Years.

"Not only are we going to have our parks staff there, but we're going to have our park naturalist there, who's going to be able to really talk to us about the geology and the hoodoos and the cultural history of the site," said Theresa Odello, the Recreation Coordinator at El Paso County Parks.

50K for 50 Years Hiking Series locations and dates:

  • Paint Mines Interpretive Park: Feb. 6
  • Homestead Ranch Regional Park: April 10
  • Palmer Divide Trail: May 22
  • Black Forest Regional Park: June 5
  • Jones Park: July 23
  • Pineries Open Space: Sept. 17
  • Kane Ranch Open Space: Nov. 20

Individuals are encouraged to register for the series and pledge to complete the series by Dec. 1, 2021.

Registered series finishers will receive a commemorative neck gator.

Registration and more information about the guided hikes can be completed here.

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