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Explore Fisher’s Peak State Park and the new app that will help

Fischer's Peak

Folks will soon be able to visit heritage sites in southeastern Colorado from the comfort of their homes. Using an app called Explore from the company Factor Earth, visitors will go on virtual adventures into sites that feature the significant heritage of the region. That includes Fisher’s Peak State Park, the Ludlow and Sand Creek Massacre sites, and portions of the Santa Fe Trail among others.

Funds for the project come from a grant from the state tourism office, given to the group Canyons & Plains of southeast Colorado. The organization works to preserve and promote culture and natural resources in the region. The app will include 360-degree views and lesson plans for teachers. 

The content will be available on the Factor Earth app in about six months. Adventures through Bent’s Old Fort and the Boggsville Historic site are already available on the app.-CPRFishers Peak State Park

Fun Activities at Fisher’s Peak State Park

The First Look Trail – a quarter-mile professionally designed and built trail extending through the forest offers some spectacular views of the park’s 9,633-foot namesake, Fishers Peak. 

drive-in picnic area for visitors who want an easily accessible, scenic spot for a picnic lunch. It is just off the new parking lot and near the two vault restrooms.

 A short and easy Discovery Trail, which meanders to a small meadow perfect for picnics. A small loop around the meadow is lined with interpretive signs that encourage visitors to learn about the habitat around them through the five senses.

Get a glimpse of the extreme backcountry hiking challenges Fishers Peak will offer when fully developed with our Challenge Trail. Our volunteers helped convert an existing ranch road route into an aggressive (a nice way of saying “steep”) 1.5-mile hiking trail. How aggressive? Most professionally-designed trails don’t exceed 8 to 10 percent grades. Their Challenge Trail will have you feeling the burn on stretches that exceed 30 percent grade. The payoff for all the work is a spectacular view of Fishers Peak and the valley below. 

The 19,200-acre property connects grasslands to the east with foothills and mountains to the west, serving as an important corridor for wildlife movement. Providing habitat for large native species like elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain lion and black bear, the property helps maintain important connections between these species’ populations in the mountains and those in the prairies.

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