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Missile Silo Tour

Do something different! Take a tour of a Cold War Atlas E nuclear missile site. It is FREE. Tours take about 30-45 minutes and you’ll experience history which most haven’t. The former nuclear warhead equipped Atlas E site was constructed in 1961. The host military base for the Atlas E program’s command and control was located at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. There were a total of four Atlas E sites in Weld County. This particular missile site was deactivated in 1965 and was turned over to Weld County. Tours include walking through the missile bay, generator room, crew quarters and the command center of the once active missile site. The Civil Defense section is available to demonstrate how the site was once equipped as a fall-out shelter during the Cold War.

Please arrive 10 min early as our host doesn't get paid for what we go over.

Those who would be able to carry a few extra people and those interested in riding with someone else, please meet at denhac between 10:00 and 10:45. We will want to leave between 10:50 and 11:00.

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  • Shannon D.

    I have ALWAYS wanted to do this!!! Alas, I'll be too many hundreds of miles away. Enjoy it for me, will ya?

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • Heidi H.

    So a word on parking for Friday: we're asked to park on a dirt road (and not on the grass) that runs up to/around the park since we can't park within the complex itself. It sounded like it should be fairly obvious where we should park but if you look at this satellite view it should be slightly more obvious. We should park on the circle that goes around the area. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4293998,-104.8616138,322m/data=!3m1!1e3

    Also, maybe if anyone wants to make the drive up to Greeley a little more worth it, we could grab lunch after at one of the places around the Centerra shopping center/Highway 34.

    June 10, 2014

  • Heidi H.

    Is there anyone who's already expecting to need a ride? I could swing by the space.

    June 2, 2014

  • David S.

    I've always wanted to see a cold war-era missile site. Is this trip open to people who are not members of denhac?

    May 6, 2014

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