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Aiken Canyon Field Station and Preserve


With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, residents across the state are looking for places to get outside. Here in Colorado Springs, we are lucky enough to have many options in our backyard. Less known is a beautiful place, just twenty minutes from Colorado Springs. Operated by The Nature Conservancy, Aiken Canyon Preserve offers over four miles of trails on 1,600 acres of open space.

Earlier this month, El Pomar Foundation Trustees visited Aiken Canyon Preserve, not for a hike, but for an honor. In recognition of the Trustee’s longstanding support of The Nature Conservancy, the Preserve’s Field Station now bears El Pomar’s name.  The station is an innovative straw bale building designed to introduce visitors to the region’s flora and fauna.

El Pomar’s Trustees have long supported the Nature Conservancy’s efforts in Colorado, providing nearly $3 million in support since 1978. The Foundation is proud to have its name on such a beautiful building, in such a beautiful place.

Interested in taking a hike? Check out the Aiken Canyon homepage for more information on the preserve and the field station.