Part 1.


(all photos of Big Horn Sheep courtesy Wanda Reaves)

Part 2.


(Big Horn Sheep photo and “Before and After” photos courtesy Wanda Reaves)

Wanda Reaves, Project Manager for the Colorado Mountain Reclamation Foundation, invited The Big Something on morning sojourn up the Queens Canyon Quarry scar. Shrouded in mystery for the mere fact that it isn’t open to the public, Wanda helped us demystify the history, the reclamation process and why it is that it is unlikely ever to become an open space or a public park.

GIGANTIC DISCLAIMER: THE DIVISION OF WILDLIFE HAS ASKED THAT PEOPLE REFRAIN FROM TRESPASSING ON THE QUEENS CANYON QUARRY SCAR BECAUSE THERE IS A VERY SENSITIVE AND SKITTISH HERD OF WILD BIG HORN SHEEP, WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY ITS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. SO PLEASE, DON’T CONSIDER THIS FEATURE AN INVITATION TO ENTER THE SITE WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN RECLAMATION FOUNDATION.

 

3 Responses to Everything You Wanted to Know About the Queens Canyon Quarry Scar

  1. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the information on Queens Canyon. It is great to know about our collective history.

  2. Joyce Cheney says:

    1. If netting bighorn sheep was second, what was the FIRST most exciting thing she ever did?

  3. cathy reilly says:

    yet again, another FABULOUS “Big Something” episode! Thanks so much for what you provide for our community!

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