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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, field workshops with local artists, star-gazing, children’s programs, plus many more. All programs are free and open to the public. Please do not bring dogs except for special dog-guardian hikes.

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 or send you spam!

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

Sunset & Moonlight Hike to Welcome the Equinox!

@ 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Experience the turning of the seasons as we stroll along the Bobolink Trail at twilight looking and listening for coyotes, bats and other wildlife.

Full Moon Sunrise Walk

@ 6:45 to 8:15 a.m.

Experience the sun rise as the full moon sets over the mountains on this invigorating and restorative 2-mile early morning hike.

Treasures of White Rocks - PROGRAM FULL

@ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

White Rocks is rich in local history and geological stories, and protects plants and animals of exceptional local rarity.

Nature Play Date on Flagstaff Mountain!

@ 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Nature Play Dates offer opportunities to relax with your children in nature. Drop in to enjoy the cool mountain air and run around in the pine forest!

Cuentos Para Niños

@ 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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Nature Play Date at Bobolink Trail!

@ 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join OSMP for a morning of nature play! Nature Play dates offer opportunities to relax with your children in nature. Drop in and explore. All ages welcome.

Sunrise Yoga on Flagstaff Mountain

@ 7 to 8 a.m.

Join certified yoga instructor Maddie Tyo for a free early morning Vinyasa Yoga session in a spectacular natural location!

Biking for the Family

@ 8 to 10 a.m.

Families can join OSMP staff for a kid-friendly bike ride along the Eagle and Sage trails. Learn biking basics and have fun!

Magnification Story Time

@ 10 to 11 a.m.

Join naturalist Vangi Fortuna for picture books followed by a kid-friendly hike with magnifying glasses to look for tiny nature.

Meet the Planets: Music and Telescopes

@ 7:15 to 10 p.m.

View the planets through telescopes as part of a pre-concert activity to the Boulder Philharmonic's October performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets.

Treasures of White Rocks

@ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of geology, history, wildlife and botany at White Rocks, an area so fragile it is usually closed to visitors.

Meet the Planets: Music and Telescopes

@ 7:15 to 10 p.m.

View the planets through telescopes as part of a pre-concert activity to the Boulder Philharmonic's October performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets.

White Rocks Treasures

@ 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy an in-depth exploration of geology, history, wildlife and botany at White Rocks, an area so fragile it is usually closed to visitors.

Meet the Planets: Music and Telescopes

@ 7:15 to 10 p.m.

View the planets through telescopes as part of a pre-concert activity to the Boulder Philharmonic's October performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets.

Escape to White Rocks

@ 1 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy an easy hike around the White Rocks, an area so fragile and precious that it is ordinarily closed to visitation.

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