Hiking Through History with the Eagle County Historical Society – Red Cliff
Event date: September 19
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Transportation provided from Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon CO 81620
Join Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Historical Society for a full day of hiking and history as we check out two of Eagle Valley’s most infamous landmarks. Guides from Walking Mountains will lead participants through the White River National Forest exploring the natural resources that made life in these remote parts possible. Experts, locals, and fellow community members from the Eagle Valley Historical Society will be on hand to tell the story of the once booming communities. Join us for stories from the past and a fun, educational day of learning about and from our special valley.
The mining town of Red Cliff, established in 1879, was the original county seat of Eagle County, is a history hotspot. Local historians will guide you through the small (but fascinating) museum, introduce you to some intriguing early-day pioneers buried in historic Greenwood Cemetery, and
offer insight into the lives of the county’s earliest pioneers. Click here to learn more and register.
This program is intended for an adult audience. $100/person. Proceeds split between Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Historical Society.