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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 expecpt 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

Introduction to Hiking

@ 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

New to hiking or simply want to learn more about layering and footwear? Join OSMP staff for a beginners' hike to Woods Quarry.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 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.

Rattlesnakes, Rarities and Railroads

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

Rattlesnakes, rare plants, and historic railroads create a complex window into the cultural and geologic past of north Boulder's remarkable ecosystem.

Little Town on the Prairie

@ 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Learn some amazing stuff about prairie dogs on this short easy hike to observe daily life close up, and the emergence of this year's babies.

OSMP Nature Play Date at Wonderland Lake!

@ 9 to 11 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.

Magnification Story Time!

@ 10 to 11 a.m.

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

The Secret Lives of Bears

@ 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy an engaging indoor program to learn what bears are up to this time of year. Are they dangerous? And what should you do if you meet one?

Newcomers' Hike – With Your Dog!

@ 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Are you 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!

The Riches of Ditches Bike Tour

@ 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Take an 11-mile bike ride along our irrigation ditches to learn amazing things about Boulder's early settlers, the first farms, and water use in the West.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 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.

Rollin' Into the Sunset - An Evening Bike Tour

@ 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Join Ranger Dave Gustafson for this 8-mile evening bike tour. We will stop to learn about sea fossils, Chief Niwot, the prairie ecosystem, and more!

Fishing Fun for Kids - Kids to Parks Day

@ 5 to 7 p.m.

Kids - Learn how to fish! This program is best for children who have never fished or have limited fishing experience. Some equipment and bait will be provided.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 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.

Jungle Birds of Boulder

@ 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find.

Jungle Birds of Boulder

@ 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Why fly to the jungle when tropical birds will come to us? We'll use Birds of Costa Rica as our field guide book, and see how many we find.

OSMP Nature Play Date

@ 9 to 11 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.

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