Hikes for Your Health Winter 2016

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Date: January 6, 2016

Is getting more exercising one of your New Year's Resolutions? Do you enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or snowshoeing or would like to try? Do you enjoy visiting national parks?Have you ever considered a national park area as a place to get healthy? On Sunday, January 24, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will begin a "Hikes for Your Health" series.

Hikes for Your Health will run every Wednesday and Sunday from January 24 to Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

These ranger-led hikes will vary in length from 2 –5 miles. Depending on conditions, the hikes may either be on foot or by snowshoe. Participants must provide their own snow shoes and safety gear such as layered clothing, appropriate footwear, water, food. It is recommended to check with your physician before beginning any fitness program.Participants must be 10 years or older.The fee for the program is $5.00 per adult (16 years or older) or free with one of the many federal land passes.

The first hike will begin at the visitor center at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument at 10:00 AM on Sunday, January 24 and will go on the Sawmill Trail (2.3 miles).

For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.


Last updated: January 6, 2016

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