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PO Box 995
2234 Busch Run Road
Fairplay, CO 80440



From the intersection of U.S. 285 and Colorado 9 in Fairplay take CO 9 north for ~2 miles to Park County Road 14, a left only turn. Follow 14 for 1.5 miles to Busch Run Road, a left only.  Beaver Ponds is the first drive on the right at the Sacramento Creek Ranch. From Breckenridge, head toward Alma over Hoosier Pass ~ go through the town of Alma and take a right at Park County Road 14.  Take a left on Busch Run Road.  Beaver Ponds is the first drive on your right.

*Please note that Google gets our visitors lost…a lot!  If you search “Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center” it should get you to our doorstep.

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Events & Programs

There's always something fun to do at Beaver Ponds this summer.
Here are some upcoming programs and events.

KSS Wilderness Campers
July 17 - July 19, 12pm - 8am
For more information visit

Alma Festival in the Clouds - booth
July 20, 3pm - 7pm / July 21 & 22, 10am - 4pm
Contact Amity Vargas for more information at (719) 209-5813

Mountain Top Children's Museum
July 24, 12pm - 3pm
Contact Tiernan Spencer for more information at (970) 453-7878

KSS Overnight Wilderness Camp
July 25 - July 26, 12pm - 12pm
For more information visit

Latest Articles

Watershed Watch

Beaver Ponds is located at the headwaters of one of Colorado’s major rivers, so we take watershed protection very seriously. Our Sacramento Creek Protection Plan uses both science and community collaboration to promote stewardship, education and conservation.

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Nature & Beautiful Ideas

Listening to the radio a week ago I heard a physicist having a conversation about beauty and nature. He asked the question. Does nature inspire beautiful ideas? A beautiful idea can come in many forms: a math equation, a poem, a sculpture, an educational approach, crafts, a song, a design, literature, social solutions, environmental solutions, a different perspective on reality, the possibilities are limitless. Different ideas may come from sitting by a stream or strolling through the woods than in other situations. Nature does inspire beautiful ideas.

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Kids Korner

Book of the Month A Kid's Summer EcoJournal: With Nature Activities for Exploring the Season A Kid's Summer EcoJournal invites kids to write about nature on pages exquisitely illustrated by Margaret Brandt. The author has included short entries from her nature...

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