Rainbow Falls Geology Walk

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Date(s) - 07/25/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rainbow Falls Historic Site


Join Professor Mark Izold of Pikes Peak Community College Geology and discover the rich geologic history of the Rainbow Falls area. You will see and touch the Great Unconformity and hear about the Cambrian and Ordovician time periods and evidence for life found in the strata of this area. The paleoenvironment in which these animals lived will also be discussed. $4 per person, or $3 for members of Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers. Pre-registration is required: this walk will fill up quickly due to group size. Register online here.
The Rainbow Falls Historic Site consists of the namesake Rainbow Falls and a small series of waterfalls downstream. The five acres are developed with a parking area, covered kiosk with historical and geological interpretive information, picnic benches and tables, a 0.15 mile trail from the parking area to the Falls, secondary trails along Fountain Creek, and viewing overlooks. Rainbow Falls Historic Site is currently open Fridays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring a $1 donation to assist with future programs and park improvements at the site. Masks are strongly recommended while visiting the site.
July 25, 10 am-12 pm. At Rainbow Falls Historic Site, just outside Manitou Springs.
For more information, visit elpasoco.com, call 719-520-7529 or email parks@elpasoco.com.