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A big day at Big Creek

Grand Encampment Museum hosts trek on Native American history in the area


August 21, 2019

Photo courtesy Liz Wood

High winds require a little help from trekkers.

Native American history was the subject on the Grand Encampment Museum Trek with a visit to war lodges, the Coffin Bison Kill site and around 72 tipi rings east of Riverside Saturday.

Tour guides Mark Dunning and Chilly Rollison shared their knowledge of life in the 1850s on what is now the Quill Ranch, Big Creek Ranch and Six Mile Gap on in the Routt National Forest.

Trekkers crossed the Cherokee Trail on the Quill Ranch on the way to the war lodges located in a grove of trees on the Big Creek Ranch.

Local historian Candy Moulton was on hand to point out the Cherokee Trail, which in the su...

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