Free weekend events scheduled for Mancos State Park

Weekend events at Mancos State Park will highlight butterflies and cowboys.

Saturday, July 27:

1 p.m.: This weekend should be the best of the summer to see the Colorado Hairstreak, a butterfly that is Colorado's state insect. Join the park naturalist to look for and see the butterflies up close. Nets will be provided.

4 p.m.: Kids and adults can learn all about wildlife and its habitat at Wild Games.

7 p.m.: This date is the National Day of the Cowboy.

Come out to a concert that will honor the tradition of the cowboy. Wear your cowboy hat and boots, and bring the dog.

Sunday, July 28

7:30 a.m.: Mornings are great for bird watching at the park. Bring your binoculars.

11 a.m.: If you can't make the butterfly adventure on Saturday, you'll have a second chance on Sunday morning.

The programs are free; entry to the park is $7 per car; an annual state parks pass costs just $70.

For more information about these programs or the park, call (970) 533-7065.