COLORADO SPRINGS – Pikes Peak Trout Unlimited and the merchants of Old Colorado City have teamed up to create the Greenback Cutthroat Trout Adventure of Discovery.
For the event, art students from Colorado College created 12 statues of Greenback Cutthroat Trout that have been placed in merchant businesses around Old Colorado City.
Clues to the whereabouts of the statues can be obtained at the Old Colorado City Library, located at 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Participants that are able to locate all 12 statues can return to the library to claim a limited edition Greenback Trout coin and an issue of the Stream Explorer magazine featuring the Greenback Trout.
Pikes Peak Trout Unlimited said the purpose of the adventure is to bring greater public awareness to the Greenback Trout population in Colorado Springs. The last remaining Greenback Cutthroat Trout currently reside in Bear Creek, just southwest of Colorado Springs.
You can learn more about the endangered Greenback Cutthroat Trout at the Pikes Peak Trout Unlimited page, ppctu.org .