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Sandstone Ranch 2019 Guided Access

It’s time to experience Sandstone Ranch!  Join Douglas County Open Space staff and volunteers for a guided hike, horseback ride or activity.

The County is in the process of developing the Sandstone Ranch Master Plan. The Master Plan seeks to balance the preservation and protection of the Ranch, with public access. While the Master Plan process is underway, Douglas County also recognizes the importance of public access.

2019 Guided Access Dates and Details

Each activity is limited to 20 participants; groups will not be accepted for these activities, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on hike, ride or activity.  Each participant must fill out an online registration form (each member of your immediate family attending the activity needs to be registered separately – including all children.)  You may only register individuals in your immediate family.

Registration will open on the second Wednesday of every month for events offered in the following month.  Please be mindful that inclement weather – snow, rain, lightning – or wildfire danger – may cause an event cancellation.  For cancellations please call the Sandstone Ranch Hotline at 720-643-2402.  Cancellations will be available on the Hotline no sooner than 24 hours prior to the event.**No rain dates, no waiting lists and no pets are allowed.**

May

  • May 24 Sketching at Sandstone – This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.
  • May 25 Guided Horseback Ride (bring your own horse) – This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.

June – Registration now open for June events 

  • June 6 Seniors / Adult Coloring (supplies will be available or bring your own crayons, markers, or colored pencils).
  • June 13 Guided Horseback Ride (bring your own horse) This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.
  • June 14 Evening hike and picnic (bring your own picnic) – This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.
  • June 22 Sketching at Sandstone – This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.
  • June 29 Butterfly Walk – This event is full.  Please select another date to visit Sandstone Ranch.

July – Registration for July events will open June 12 at 8 a.m.

August

  • August 9 Guided Bird / Nature Walk
  • August 10 Guided Horseback Ride (bring your own horse)
  • August 16 Evening hike and picnic (bring your own picnic) – Registration through Douglas Land Conservancy
  • August 18 Guided Horseback Ride (bring your own horse)
  • August 24 Sketching at Sandstone

September

  • September 12 Guided Horseback Ride (bring your horse)
  • September 13 Guided Bird / Nature Walk

October