EPP Regional Tours in 2022

Join “EPP on the Road” for Seasonal & Regional Tours in 2022!

Over the years you have joined CPI as we shared stories of listing, progress and success with Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program.  If you have ever wanted the opportunity to visit some of these listed places and experience firsthand their significance and why they are important to our state – now is your chance!!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places, CPI will be hosting a series of 3 regional tours to highlight endangered places sites in key locations across the state. 

Bring your friends and family and hit the road this summer and fall as we tour multiple locations. The tours will be open to the public and feature local site representatives.

Tours will take place from late morning to late afternoon and will feature a reception at the conclusion of the day at a place with regional flare! 

5/12/22 Announcement:

CPI’s Endangered Places Program tour in Grand Junction on May 14, unfortunately, had to be canceled and will not be rescheduled at this time.

Thank you for your interest, and please check out the other tour options available in 2022 below.

Park County Mine, Mill & Dredge Tour, July 23rd

Travel to the Central Mountains in Park & Summit Counties to tour the Paris Mill and North London Mill in Alma, and the Reiling Dredge in Breckenridge.  The Paris Mill tour will be hosted by South Park National Heritage Area and will take place from 10:00am-12pm. Participants will then travel to the North London Mill at the North Mosquito Creek crossing and hike up to the mill site for a tour hosted by North London Mill Preservation, Inc. (NoLo). This tour will visit the newly rehabilitated North London Mill office and learn about the history of the site.  The next stop for the day will be at the Reiling Gold Dredge in east Breckenridge for a tour hosted by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.  A reception will follow at a location to be determined in Breckenridge.

Park County Mines

Eastern Plains “See Six States” and More! September 17th

Begin the cluster of eastern plains sites on a beautiful Fall day with a tour at the Hugo Roundhouse, hosted by Roundhouse Preservation, Inc. in Hugo to hear how rehab efforts are now moving to the inside of the building.  The next stop on the tour will up to Genoa, to tour the World’s Wonder View Tower and its eclectic assemblage of buildings that make up this former roadside attraction, to hear the latest exciting plans for rehabilitation. The last stop on the tour will be north of Arriba on old highway 63 (County Road 43) to the Bethel Community Center to see the restoration of an old roller-skating rink and community center.  Participants can bring their own skates if they like. An informal reception will then follow back in Limon, Colorado at Oscar’s Bar & Grill.

Tours cost $30 for CPI members and $40 for non-members and are hosted on site by the local representatives. 

Participants will access the sites at the appointed time via their own transportation and should dress appropriately for weather and site conditions. 

For information about the tours and Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program, or to nominate a location for inclusion in the program for 2023, contact Kim Grant at kgrant@coloradopreservation.org or 303-893-4260 x 222.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, August 22, 2022, at 4 pm.

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