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Nature Hikes and Programs

Nature Hikes and Programs

Natural Selections is our ongoing series of educational nature programs on topics including ecology, wildlife, local history, night hikes, children’s programs, plus many more. All programs are free and open to the public. Please do not bring dogs.

Do you want Natural Selections sent to you by email?   Follow this link to join our mailing list! Select "Natural Selections" from the drop down list. You will receive a weekly notice about upcoming programs. We will not share your email address.

Teachers, scout troops and community groups can obtain free individual programs from Open Space and Mountain Parks naturalists, visit the  Request an Environmental Education Program page to learn more.

Upcoming Nature Hikes & Programs

Easy Newcomers’ Hike on Enchanted Mesa!

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Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 on an beautiful but easy hike with City of Boulder naturalist Jean Koszalka. ~

Kids' (Family) Wildlife Program

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A fun hike for kids to learn about the kinds of animals that live on Flagstaff Mountain! Be prepared for surprises.

Mountain Hike to the Old Homesteads

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A fairly strenuous historical hike to the old pioneer McGilvery and Stockton cabins and the mouth of Shadow Canyon.

White Rocks Treasures PROGRAM FULL

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Join OSMP volunteer naturalist Jane Larson and geologist Sue Hirschfeld for an in-depth exploration of White Rocks. ~

Newcomers’ Hike to a Flatiron!

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New to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 with naturalist Jean Koszalka on this easy morning hike. ~

Geology for the Average Bear

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Boulder’s rocks tell wild stories that include dinosaurs, glaciers, vast swamps, oceans and ancient mountain ranges now vanished into the dust of time.

Adaptive Mountain Bike Clinic

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Want to go faster and further on the trail than your wheelchair or ambulatory device will take you? Try out an adaptive all-terrain cycle! ~

Harvest Moon

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Join a gentle journey into the moonlight with ancient tales of mystery mixed with modern science. Goosebumps encouraged.

Mountain Hike to the Old Homesteads

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Hike this beautiful, fairly strenuous 6 mile loop up to the shady mouth of Shadow Canyon to look at old pioneer homesteads along the way.

EASY Newcomers’ Hike on Enchanted Mesa!

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Are you new to Boulder? Get a crash course in Open Space & Mountain Parks 101 on an beautiful but easy hike with City of Boulder naturalist Jean Koszalka. ~

Astronomy: All Things Being Equal

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Learn about the Fall Equinox and explore the universe through large telescopes on this Boulder City and County Open Space star gazing team up.

Tallgrass Colors

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Explore the botanical fireworks in a rare stand of tallgrass prairie with OSMP naturalist Dave Sutherland. ~

Newcomers' Hike – With Your Dog!

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Are you and your dog new to Boulder, or just new to hiking Open Space & Mountain Parks trails? Bring your dog on this hike while you get a crash course in OSMP.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

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