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We've installed a webcam and tipis in the same month - new and old school go hand in hand 
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Tipi Camping at Flatiron 

No matter how you spell it, camping in a Tipi is pretty sweet

Larimer County Natural Resources now has a set of Tipi's for campers to enjoy at Flatiron Reservoir County Park southwest of Loveland. The three sites with Tipis are available for reservations now!

Enjoy an old style camping experience with up to 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children for $35/night. You can even bring along a tent for mom and dad and let the kids enjoy the tipi. An outdoor campfire will keep the whole crew warm and enjoying s'mores late into the night when a string of electric lights will kick in to illuminate the tipi's interior. Be sure and bring along good sleeping pads or cots to make it a comfy home for the weekend. A unique fun time that the whole family will remember for years to come!  

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is Online

Stay found on your phone and check out the trailhead webcam


Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is going digital with tools to enhance your experience. In order to help out with the challenge of finding a spot in the Upper Lot at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space users can now check out a web cam feed to check parking availability. Know before you go and pick the best time to get on Horsetooth's most popular trails. 

Once you get there you can stay found on your phone as well! Geo-referencing PDF maps are now available to download from LCNR for use in your map applications. Follow your progress via a map based application on your mobile device at both Horsetooth Mountain and Devil's Backbone Open Spaces. 

Stay tuned for more tech tools to make coming out to play in the Open Spaces even more fun! 

Jr Ranger Guide 

Give your kids hours of fun at local Parks  and Open Spaces. Pick up the new guides at our trailheads and office, or right here. Ages 5 - 12.
 
Don't forget that September 27 is the Noco Nature Fest at Nix Farm Natural Area in Fort Collins. Fun for the whole family! Participate in a mass release of lady bugs and butterflies! 

Hermit Park Fully Open

Repairs to the roads at Hermit Park Open Space are complete and the area is fully open again. Homestead Meadows is still rough, and not appropriate for equestrian or bicycle use yet. 

Hikes and Talks

Check out hikes, talks, programs, and volunteer opportunities for September! Sign up to get our events flyer in your email each month with a subscription
 
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The Backbone is seeing more visitors than ever before so it is getting an updated management plan to address the capacity and congestion challenges that accompany additional use. Learn more about the project and give your feedback at www.larimer.org/devilsbackboneplan/ 

Small Grants for Community Partnering

Does your neighborhood project qualify for a small grant? Find out here, and see how easy it is to get up to $2,000 of Help Preserve Open Space funds for your HOA, research team, or school. Grants due September 5, so don't delay! 

Red Mountain Open Space Re-opened Following Repairs

Flash Floods caused significant damage to roads and trails at Red Mountain Open Space. Crews have successfully repaired the roads and it's open again. The Bent Rock Trail remains closed while crews evaluate and repair it. Thanks for your patience. 
Photos - Top to bottom, left to right: Rob Novak, Joel Schwab, Charlie Johnson, Travis Rollins, Patricia Brennen. Video: Rob Novak and Jeffrey Boring. 
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