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Phantom Canyon: Celebrating 35 Years

A pronghorn standing on a hill with a rainbow in the background.
Pronghorn at Phantom Canyon Pronghorn at Phantom Canyon preserve in Northeast CO. © Carly Voight/TNC


Located in the heart of the Laramie Foothills, The Nature Conservancy’s Phantom Canyon Preserve features a spectacular roadless canyon, a rim-to-rim sanctuary encompassing four miles of the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River. The varied topography and soil conditions combine to create a habitat for important plant communities, mammals including pronghorn, black bear, and mountain lions along with nesting bald and golden eagles.

Join us to explore the canyon’s natural beauty and learn about the conservation and stewardship efforts in the watershed and beyond.

This is a moderately strenuous trip. We will hike almost one mile from the rim into the canyon stopping to enjoy scenic overlooks and taking in the sights and sounds of early fall. After enjoying sack lunches by the river, we will return on the same trail, gaining 500 feet in elevation. Guests will receive snacks and a commemorative cup.

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