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    Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area’s Program on Volcanoes

    SALIDA, Colo. – Join volunteers at the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), volunteer geologist Bob Hickey and park naturalist Claire Davis on a walk and talk through time on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at AHRA’s Ruby Mountain Campground amphitheater.

    Bob Hickey will explain the volcanic activity which occurred in the Ruby Mountain area south of Buena Vista, and how it helped form the geologic features, the Arkansas River valley, canyons and mountains. As part of the program, Bob Hickey will take visitors on a guided hike through this unique landscape.

    Programs are for all ages and are free. However, all vehicles that enter the Ruby Mountain site must purchase a park entrance permit for $7, or display an annual parks pass.

    For a full calendar of events and programs, visit or call AHRA’s Visitor Center at (719) 539-7289.

    The AHRA is managed through a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado State Parks. Formed in 1989, this partnership allows agencies to provide visitors with recreation opportunities and care for significant natural resources of the Upper Arkansas River Valley.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit

    Rose Bayless, (719) 539-7289, [email protected]
    Deb Frazier, (303) 866-3203 ext. 4342, [email protected]
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