Horn Ranch stone quarry hike takes place Sept. 27 | VailDaily.com

Horn Ranch stone quarry hike takes place Sept. 27

EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County Open Space will host a guided hike of the historic stone quarry at Horn Ranch from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27. 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, which was completed in 2013 to protect 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 in the late 1800s. Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historical Society, will join hikers to provide information about the early days of the ranch.

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 register. To register and obtain directions, email Toby Sprunk at toby.sprunk@eaglecounty.us.

For more information on the Open Space program, visit http://www.eaglecounty.us/openspace.

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