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Lake Fork Earth & Sky Center

The LFVC's flagship property is 58 acres of pristine land protected by a conservation easement with Colorado Open Lands. The Earth & Sky Center has a campground with 8 campsites, a 30' great yurt, and a trail network.

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Hikes & Tours

Local geologist Harvey DuChene is the LFVC's de facto guide. Tours include the volcanic origins of the Lake Fork Valley, the Slumgullion Earthflow, and other geology-related topics.

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Led by LFVC Board Member, Judy Boyce, the LFVC is building a catalog of birds around the Lake Fork. Stay tuned for the summer calendar to join Judy on one of her bird count outings


Dark Sky Initiative

The Lake Fork Earth &. Sky Center is a certified International Dark Sky Park. Through a partnership with Phillip Virden of Lake City Skies, the LFVC offers stargazing and other astronomy programs. Stay tuned for the summer calendar. Send us an email to book a private event.

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As stewards of the Lake Fork Valley, we monitor the rivers, clean up mining waste, work on trails, and promote sustainability at the Lake Fork Earth & Sky Center. You can become a steward too through our volunteer opportunities.

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Youth Education

The LFVC is partnering with the Lake City Community School to teach earth sciences and outdoor education to kids in grades K-3 in a natural learning laboratory at the Lake Fork Earth & Sky Center.

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