Spring break is arriving in San Juan County and local entities are anxious to help residents and visitors enjoy fun, educational, and challenging events.
Twelve organizations are joining together to sponsor the Spring Break Challenge. Simply get stamps from each of the twelve stops on the challenge and you will be eligible to win prizes.
This is a great opportunity for the area visitor centers, museums, state parks, federal agencies and businesses to share the San Juan County area and its treasures with students and their parents.
All attractions are free or have reduced rates for the Challenge, making it more family friendly. Area businesses have been very generous, not only in prizes, but with discounts during the challenge, and sponsor names will also be included with the game cards.
The event begins March 10 and extends thru March 31. Completed cards can then be turned in at any of the participating locations. Prizes for winners include gift certificates, rafting trips, food certificates and many other fun prizes. Winners will be notified by April 5.
There are a dozen stops on the challenge, including the John Wayne Museum, Goosenecks State Park, and Hovenweep National Monument in the south county.
Bluff area stops include Sand Island Campground and Bluff Fort.
On Cedar Mesa, there are stops at Natural Bridges National Monument and Kane Gulch Ranger Station.
The Canyon Country Discovery Center and Frontier Museum are stops in Monticello.
Blanding stops include Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Nations of the Four Corners, and Blanding Visitor Center.
Challenge Cards can be picked up at the John Wayne Museum, Goulding’s Lodge, Bluff Fort, Blanding Visitors Center, Edge of the Cedars, Discovery Center, or Frontier Museum.
As an example, visitors to the Discovery Center can enjoy the museum that features hands-on exhibits in erosion and stream flow, weaving looms, and other fun exhibits.
A climbing wall is also available, as well as trails that offer hiking around the countryside.
The CCDC is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CCDC activities are free to all children and cost only $4 for adult participants. For more info, call 435-587-2156.