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Open Space to host Horn Ranch stone quarry hike

Contact: Toby Sprunk, Open Space Director, 970-328-8698 or toby.sprunk@eaglecounty.us

April 14, 2014 – Eagle County Open Space will be hosting a guided hike of the historic stone quarry at Horn Ranch from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 20. The county’s Open Space Program acquired the rights to lead guided hikes across private land as part of the Horn Ranch Conservation & Recreation Project completed in 2013, which protected 403 acres of land and 1.4 miles of the Eagle River.

The quarry at Horn Ranch produced stones for Denver's Brown Palace Hotel, Aspen's Hotel Jerome and Pueblo's Opera House in the late 1800s. According to Eagle County Open Space Director Toby Sprunk, Sunday’s hike harkens back to a past tradition of a sunrise trek to the quarry on Easter, albeit a little later in the morning.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a unique part of Eagle County history and the Open Space Program's plans for the property, as well as enjoy views of Red Canyon. This short hike is only open to the first 25 people who sign up. To register and obtain directions, contact Sprunk at 970-328-8698.

Additional hikes will be led in the summer and fall. For more information on the Open Space program, visit www.eaglecounty.us/openspace.