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Turkey Count Hayride, Highlands Ranch Backcountry Wilderness
April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy a vehicle-drawn hayride in a restricted access area of the Backcountry Wilderness Area in search of wild turkeys. Watch and listen as jakes and toms gobble and strut for attention. Learn fun facts about these large birds and their behaviors. Keep an eye out for other wildlife including elk, deer, kestrels, red-tailed hawks, bluebirds, and more. Hayrides are subject to weather and road conditions. Activity level: Easy, little to no walking. Elevation 6,300′.
Leaders: Backcountry Wilderness Area staff member
Meeting Place: 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. From Highlands Ranch Parkway and Santa Fe/Hwy 85, go south on Santa Fe 3.5 miles to Ron King Trail (black top road). Turn left on Ron King for about 1.5 miles. At the entrance of the parking lot for the Law Enforcement Training Center, take the dirt road that veers to the right. Follow past the cattle guard to park along the fence past the sheds. Note: Do NOT follow your GPS after turning onto Ron King Trail – you will be led astray.
Registration required through Audubon only: $10 for Highlands Ranch Residents and ASGD Friends, $12 for nonmembers or nonresidents. Limited to 20 participants.