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Plains Conservation Center

Take a quick trip to Colorado’s high plains to experience life on the prairie then and now.  The Plains Conservation Center is a nature preserve and educational center with replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp that showcase pioneer and plains Native Americans life in the late 1800's. It encompasses over 1,100 acres of short grass prairie with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, located at 21901 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO 80013

Visit the nature center before you head out on the trails to pick up a map and learn about the history of the site.  Visitors can hike along rolling trails and are likely to see bald eagles, prairie dogs, pronghorn, coyotes and red-tailed hawks.

Winter Trail Hours (November 1-February 28)
Monday through Friday
6:30am-4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday
8am-4:30pm

Winter Visitor Center Hours 
Wednesday through Friday noon- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(hours subject to change)

Dogs, bikes and horse are NOT permitted
on the property.



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