The annual Halloween Tales and Trails event is happening again this Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Golden.
The popular program offers afternoon and evening sessions featuring non-spooky, family fun for all ages.
Evergreen resident Lena Beauchamp will be one of the volunteer guides taking people on hikes through the forest, where they can catch glimpses of costumed animal characters and perhaps wildlife as well. The guided hikes will be offered every 10 minutes during the event.
With the help of more than 50 volunteers — some of whom may be dressed as mountain lions and squirrels — those who come to the program can also learn about animals that live around the nature center, said staff member Alicia Vermilye.
Inside the nature center will be special exhibits giving information about the importance of bears and bats in the local ecosystem.
Vermilye will be among storytellers who will relate animal-themed Halloween stories to attendees.
Because of the popularity of the program, which typically draws 300 to 500 people, the evening session beginning at 5 p.m. is already filled to capacity.
However, there is still space available in the afternoon session of Tales and Trails that runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
To register, visit the nature center website at LMNC@jeffco.us or call 720-497-7600.
The Loookout Mountain Nature Center is at 910 Colorow Road and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact reporter Sandy Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-350-1042.