Get a behind the scenes look into how Platte River generates safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible energy.
Tours are by reservation only and can be scheduled Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. The participant range for each tour is 5-50 with a minimum age of 8 or 3rd grade. Tours take about 90 minutes. Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early in order to be checked in through plant security.
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Schedule your Rawhide tour
Security and Safety Guidelines:
Tour group participants are responsible for following all Rawhide security and safety requirements
- One adult for every six children who are at least eight years old or in the 3rd or 4th grade.
- One adult for every 15 children who are at least 10 years old or in the 5th grade.
- Sturdy shoes are required.
- No shorts, skirts or open-toe shoes are allowed.
- Hard hats, safety glasses, and hearing protection will be provided and are required.
- Photographs (unless otherwise permitted)
- Purses, bags, fanny-packs, and backpacks
- Firearms or other weapons (law enforcement officers are exempt)
- All tour participants 16 years of age or older must have a photo ID.
- All vehicles must stop at the main gate, pick up the phone and announce their arrival to the security officer.
- All vehicles must stop and check in at the security guardhouse once allowed access at the main gate.
- Parking will be directed by the security officer.
- All persons, vehicles, and baggage are subject to search at any time.
Rawhide Energy Station is located at 2700 E. CR82 (Buckeye Road), in Wellington, CO. From I-25, take exit 288 (Buckeye Road/CR82) and head west. The Rawhide Energy Station main gate is approximately three miles from the highway on the north side of Buckeye Road. Upon arrival, use the phone to check-in with security.View Google Map
Request a Tour of the Rawhide Energy Station
If you have verified your tour date and time already, proceed to Step 2. Otherwise, please provide us with the date and time that you are available for a tour. We will contact you in order to verify your time slot.