Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5875   Event: Cover to Cover: Reading the Rocks of the Front Range Foothills
Application Date: 06/15/2021    Event Date: 09/28/2021
Organization: City of Fort Collins - Natural Areas   Phone: 970-416-2815
Address: 1745 Hoffman Mill Road.
Contact 1 Name: AJ Chlebnik
Address: 1745 Hoffman Mill Road.
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name:


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas
Type of Event: Education
Devil's Backbone Open Space,Other Larimer County Open Spaces

This event is a rescheduling of a previously approved event for June 15th. The event was canceled due to extreme heat.

This hike will include the trails at Coyote Ridge, the trail through Rimrock Open Space, and then continue on to the Indian Summer trail for about 0.7 miles before turning around. This event will be held on a weekday and will require no equipment from Larimer County. A staff person will be present, and the program will be volunteer-led. We will have radios and cell phone for emergency purposes.

This event originally went through Angela Borland to schedule and have the fee waived as an educational event.

I have attached our participant waiver and will also attach the COI to the application once I receive an updated copy.

Here is the information given to participants:

Geology doesn't stop at Natural Area boundaries. Get a full-scope look of northern foothills geology by the fortunate juxtaposition of Fort Collins Coyote Ridge Natural Area and Larimer County's Devils Backbone Open Space. This will be a walk through time starting with the Pierre Shale - the bedrock upon which most of Fort Collins is built - and ending with the Precambrian crust - the rocks forming the foundation of Colorado. Along the way we will discuss rock identification, geologic environments, topography, resource use and connections to significant events in geologic history. 10 miles; VERY strenuous.

Bring sun protection, sturdy shoes, water, and a lunch and snacks for the day.

Masks will be optional for all vaccinated participants and volunteers. We kindly request that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals wear a mask when within 6 feet of anyone not in their household group, including the volunteers. Waivers will be required to be signed either online or in person upon arrival.

Estimated Participants: 20   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Tue. 09/28/2021: 09:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 06/29/2021
Fee Worksheet for Parks and Open Space
Liability Certificate

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Signed fee worksheet - JW 6/29/21

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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Hi AJ,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of your event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event.

Have fun!