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The Larimer County Passport to Your Open Spaces

The trailhead at River Bluffs Open Space will be closed from July 21 to mid-September 2017. The "easy" post at River Bluffs will not be accessible until the trailhead is reopened. The "hard" post will be accessible by entering River Bluffs Open Space via the Poudre River Trail.

From prairies to mountains and forests to wetlands, Larimer County's open spaces deliver the best of Colorado's great outdoors. Explore your open spaces using the passport as your guide! Win cool prizes!

Posts are located on eight Larimer County open spaces. Two posts have been placed on each open space in easy (short hike) and hard (long hike) locations. Each post has a plaque affixed to it with a unique image. Place your passport over the plaque and make a rubbing of the image to "stamp" your passport. Don't forget to bring a crayon or pencil with you!

Collect 8 rubbings to win a prize, 12 rubbings to win a passport T-shirt, or all 16 rubbings to win a prize and T-shirt and be entered into a drawing for grand prizes! See below for this year's grand prizes.

Get Your Passport!

To obtain a passport and start your adventure, call (970) 619-4561 or visit:

Grand Prizes for 2017

Submit your passport before December 1, 2017, to enter into the next grand prize drawing.

  • REI Half Dome 2 Plus Tent and Footprint ($250 value)
  • 2 nights in a camper cabin at Hermit Park Open Space ($160 value)
  • Annual Entrance Permit to Larimer County parks and open spaces ($75 value) (3 permits are included in the 2017 drawing)
  • More grand prizes coming soon!

Passport Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for supporting the passport!

Turn in Your Completed Passport

Have you completed your passport? Fill out the form in your passport and mail it to: Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, 1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland, CO 80537

Or bring your passport to one of these locations and put it in the wooden box with the passport logo:

  • Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Administrative Offices, 1800 S. County Road 31, Loveland
  • Citizen Information Center, Larimer County Courthouse Offices, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins
  • Horsetooth Area Information Center, Horsetooth Reservoir, 4200 W. County Road 38 E, Fort Collins
  • Hermit Park Office, Hermit Park Open Space, 17 Hermit Park Rd., Estes Park

Your passport will be returned to you with your prize.

Passport Rules

  • Program is open to everyone!
  • Collect 8 rubbings to win a prize, 12 rubbings to win a passport T-shirt, or all 16 rubbings to win a prize and T-shirt and be entered into a drawing for grand prizes.
  • Prize drawings are held in December each year. Passports received after December 1 will be placed in the following year's drawing.
  • One passport entry per person, per calendar year is allowed. Individuals in the same household may each submit their own passport.
  • A submitted passport will be returned along with the prize. You may continue to complete the same passport and resubmit it as you collect more rubbings.
  • Prizes are subject to change.
  • Some open space trailheads require a day use or annual permit. Trailheads that require a permit include Horsetooth Mountain, Soderberg, Blue Sky, Hermit Park and Ramsay-Shockey.
  • Stay on designated trails and follow all regulations. All posts are located along trails.

Questions or Suggestions?

We welcome your feedback! Contact us at (970) 619-4561 or

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