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Senior Center plans trips all summer long


Last updated 7/6/2021 at 9:50am | View PDF

The Fountain Valley Senior Center (5745 Southmoor Drive in Fountain) entered its first reopening phase this week, and trips are on again. The following summer trips are now available. Unless otherwise noted, call the senior center’s office at (719) 520-6470 or come to the office in person to make your reservations.

Cherokee Castle Tour and lunch in Castle Rock (Tuesday, July 20). Cost: $34 per person. Seniors will leave the Center at 8:30 a.m. and head north to visit a 1450 Scottish-style castle built on the Cherokee Ranch right outside of Sedalia, Colo. The 90-minute guided tour of the castle provides the history of the two families that settled the land. The ranch is still a working ranch and hosts several different events and in 1996 became a foundation as a Wildlife Sanctuary, and a Conservation area. Following the tour, there will be lunch in Castle Rock (seniors must buy their own lunch).

Pikes Peak Cog Railroad (Tuesday, Aug. 31). Cost: $88 per person. Take a ride to the clouds, the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad is open! An incredible experience and well worth the money. Departure time will be announced, tickets are limited and spots are filling up fast! Call the center now for your reservation.

CAUTION: The elevation on Pikes Peak’s summit is 14,110 feet. If you are on oxygen or who have trouble with high altitudes, consider carefully before making your reservation.

Rockies Game (Sunday, Sep. 26). Cost: $20 per person, limited seats available. Seniors will gather at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center and head to Denver to “root, root for the home team” Colorado Rockies as they battle the San Francisco Giants. It will be a fun day in the sun, so don’t forget your hats, sunglasses and sunblock. Grab a hot dog and the fixings at the park for lunch and enjoy America’s favorite pastime. Widefield Park and Rec will provide the tickets, the $20 covers the transportation.

Saturday Trips to Cripple Creek (second Saturday of every month). Cost: $18 per person. Starting in August, the center will resume the monthly Saturday to Cripple Creek trip. Attendees will leave the center at 9 a.m. and returning at approximately 5 p.m. The dates are July 24. Aug. 14, Sep. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13.

Fort Logan National Cemetery (second Monday of every month). Cost: $16 per trip. Thru September, seniors can take a monthly van or bus to Denver. Call 719-600-2644 to make your reservation. The trip will stop for lunch (each person is responsible for their own meal).

Southwestern Colorado Trip (Aug. 2-6). Cost: $675 per person for double occupancy, $900 per single occupancy. This five-day, four-night trip will include a day at Mesa Verde, a ride on the Durango-Silverton Railroad, exploring downtown Durango and having lunch with the seniors at the La Plata County Senior Center. Cost covers transportation, lodging (double occupancy), a lunch on Aug. 2, the Durango/Silverton Railroad Ticket, entrance to Mesa Verde, one group dinner and snacks. Travelers must be vaccinated to go on this trip. There is 1 double reservation and 1 male single reservation available.

FVSC Senior Picnic (Tuesday, July 13). Cost: free, but donations are encouraged. The Picnic (with a twist) is back. Join for our annual picnic in Fountain Valley Regional Park, starting 11 a.m. The American Legion will provide burgers and hot dogs, the center will provide the side dishes this year. Have fun in the sun with games, entertainment and visiting friends. Call the office to let them know how many will be attending.

Trips being planned for later this summer and fall include the Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo Riverwalk and lunch, Oak Ridge Boys Concert, Clint Black Concert, Flying W. Ranch and many others.


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