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Sod Village Trail

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Trail

0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -39' -12 m
High: 5,779' 1,762 m
Low: 5,740' 1,750 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Justin Way

An easy hike down a wide path to the PCC's Sod Village. It is accompanied by a self-guided tour for a small fee.

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Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The Plains Conservation Center closes at 1:30 to the public. Also, in order to access the Sod Village area, one must pay a small fee.

Need to Know

There is no fee to enter the site, but a small fee is imposed in order to access the outside area of the Sod Village and Tepees.

Description

Arrive at the Plains Conservation Visitor Center. Request a self-guided tour sheet and compass. Then, exit the building. Follow the directions on the self-guided tour. The trail is about a half-mile one way. If you have purchased the tour, you can spend as much time as you like in the village following the clues or simply exploring.

Once you have had your fill, you can head back the way you came. Be on the lookout for red-tailed hawks, songbirds, coyotes, and the pair of nesting bald eagles at the site. Also, in spring, summer, and fall, farm animals inhabit the Sod Village. Once back at the visitor center, return your tour gear to the staff member and perhaps enjoy some of the other great trails at the PCC!

Flora & Fauna

Lots of grasses and forbs such as blue grama, buffalograss, little bluestem, rabbitbrush, snakeweed, milk vetch, fringed sagebrush, and yarrow.

Nesting bald eagles (cannot go too close due to federal regulations), red-tailed hawks and other raptors, cottontails, black-tailed prairie dogs, and pronghorn.

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Land Manager: City of Aurora, CO

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