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wander among pine
trees and prairie grass on a warm summer day during the Ice Age. Mastodon,
horses, bison, lions, cheetahs, and giant ground sloths share this Front
Range habitat. This landscape will eventually become Highlands Ranch.
Around 11,000 years ago, the first humans settled in the region, hunting
the plentiful big game.
- Sand Creek
- South Platte
Park, Carson Nature Center
- Wheat Ridge
Ranch Open Space
An eagle-eyed backhoe operator spotted the tip of a mammoth tusk
while he was digging a soil-test trench in Littleton, Colorado.