In Cedaredge, geocaching is a great way to explore the town and learn about things such as the Chapel of the Cross, Sadie’s watering hole or even the Little Britches.
Armed with a GPS device or a smartphone participants follow clues and coordinates to find small boxes hidden around town and deep within the hiking trails of the Grand Mesa. Each geocache features a small box with a log book and a small treasure. Visitors can sign the log book and then choose to swap the treasure with something they have on-hand, or leave it for the next person to discover. Geocaching is fun for the whole family and the rules are simple:
* Register for a free Basic Membership at www.geocaching.com.
* Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
* Enter your postal code and click "search."
* Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
* Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
* Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
* Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
* Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
There are many other levels to the game and many different kinds of caches. Traditional Geocache is the original type of geocache and the most straightforward. These geocaches will be a container at the given coordinates. The size may vary, but at minimum, all of these geocaches will have a logbook.
A Multi-Cache involves two or more locations, with the final location being a physical container with a logbook inside. There are many variations, but typically once you’re at the first stage, you will receive a clue to the whereabouts of the second stage. The second stage will have a clue for the third, and so on.
You’ll find over 100 different caches right here in the Cedaredge, Colorado area so grab your cell phone or get out your GPS, create a free geocaching account and come for a visit. Just enter our zip code (81413) and get started exploring Cedaredge today!
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into some of the special things that we treasure about the Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Grand Mesa areas.