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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

Earth Body Dances


Join us as we celebrate our relationship with our body and the Earth through movement, dance, and a mix of expressive arts.

Escape to White Rocks PROGRAM FULL


In-depth exploration of the Fox Hills sandstone and wildlife at the White Rocks, an area so fragile it is usually closed to visitors. ~

Easy Newcomers’ Hike on Enchanted Mesa!


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


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

White Rocks Treasures PROGRAM FULL


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

Mountain Hike to the Old Homesteads


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

Geology for the Average Bear


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


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


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

Astronomy: All Things Being Equal


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


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

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events






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