Hansen Wendlant

You will notice in the Conference Schedule that there is built-in free time. You may stay on site and explore Highlands, take a nap, hike, walk the labyrinth or you may take a trip to some of the surrounding areas like Estes Park, Lily Lake, Boulder, Lyons, etc. Check out on site activities (10 person minimum) and prices at Highlands as well as other local attractions.

Boulder, Colorado

Lyons, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park

Optional PEC Sponsored Activities Include:

Thursday 3pm Highlands Trail Bird Walk

Guided by Ted Floyd, editor of Birding magazine and author of The Smithsonian Field Guide to North American Birds, and Bob Turner, former Vice-President of the Audubon Society in the Rocky Mountain Region, who has led bird walks in more than 100 countries. You can rely on identifying birds you might not have noticed with these two faithful guides. 

Thursday 8:30pm PEC Wine & Cheese Reception

We look  forward to welcoming you whether this is your first experience with PEC or you are a long time conversation partner and supporter. Come relax by the fireplace and learn more about PEC and how to become a member while meeting new colleagues and reconnecting with friends. Cheers!

Friday 8:30pm The Majesty of Long’s Peak

Learn about the tallest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park  from the comfort of your seat with Long’s Peak expert Jim Detterline. He retired from the National Park Service and  is the greatest living expert on Longs Peak.