Colorado nonprofit in its 30th year of bringing wilderness experience to the disabled

By: Kelsey Kendall kelsey.kendall@gazette.com 

 July 4, 2016 Updated: July 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Grant - Tucked away in the mountains northwest of Colorado Springs is a rustic patch of land not dissimilar to many other areas in the state. Until you look closer.

At 9,200 feet, the beautiful stands of aspen and Ponderosa pine aren't surprising. Neither are the fishing pond and the abundant wildlife.

What sets this wilderness area apart is the mile-long boardwalk that runs through it, bringing an experience so often taken for granted to a segment of the population that typically is limited when it comes to the outdoors.

Wilderness on Wheels, a nonprofit propped up by a host of volunteers, offers a unique setting for those with disabilities to enjoy nature.

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