Upcoming Nature Hikes & Programs

Winter Skills: Unpacking the 10 Essentials

Saturday, December 04, 2021 | 10:00 AM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join Ranger Hammond for a short hike in scenic Chautauqua to learn about the 10 Essentials of Wilderness Preparedness. Transition from fall to winter exploring tips on how you can prepare yourself, companions, and gear for success outdoors. Accide...

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A Trail Less Traveled: A Social Hike at White Rocks Trail

Thursday, December 09, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Teller Farm North

Winter is a wonderful time to explore eastern OSMP trails with more sun and typically less ice than the mountain trails. This hike will be an easy, social walk along the North Teller Farm White Rocks Trail. Bring binoculars to search for raptors a...

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A Caroling Hike with Jeff

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 01:00 PM | Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

Join Kids' Musician Jeff Kagan of "Jeff & Paige" and OSMP staff for a mellow holiday hike and caroling. Expect a moderate stroll through the Chautauqua meadow with a handful of stops along the way singing holiday favorites. Don't know the lyrics b...

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Enchanted Winter Family Hike

Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 03:00 PM | Enchanted Mesa

Join Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks staff on this family friendly hike to explore the magic of Enchanted Mesa in winter. Immerse yourself in the wintery ponderosa pine forest while playing kid-oriented nature games and learning about the ecos...

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Enchanted Winter Family Hike

Sunday, December 12, 2021 | 01:00 PM | Enchanted Mesa

Join Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks staff on this family friendly hike to explore the magic of Enchanted Mesa in winter. Immerse yourself in the wintery ponderosa pine forest while playing kid-oriented nature games and learning about the ecos...

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A Caroling Hike with Jeff

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 04:00 PM | Bobolink

Join Kids' Musician Jeff Kagan of "Jeff & Paige" and OSMP staff for a mellow holiday hike and caroling. Expect a moderate stroll along a creek with a handful of stops along the way singing holiday favorites. Don't know the lyrics by heart? No prob...

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Full Moon Hike: The Cold Moon

Saturday, December 18, 2021 | 04:00 PM | Boulder Valley Ranch

Just days away from the winter equinox, the Cold Moon provides us with the opportunity to extend our exploration on one of the shortest days of the year. Join OSMP’s Recreation Coordinator, Dakota Anderson, as we use the guiding light of the full ...

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A Caroling Hike with Jeff

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM | Bobolink

Join Kids' Musician Jeff Kagan of "Jeff & Paige" and OSMP staff for a mellow holiday hike and caroling. Expect a moderate stroll along a creek with a handful of stops along the way singing holiday favorites. Don't know the lyrics by heart? No prob...

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Your Place in the Universe: Crescent Venus (Self-Guided)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 | 04:45 PM |

Time: Shortly after sunset Location: East Boulder or any place with a great view of the night sky. Optional Materials: A sky chart or a smartphone with your favorite night sky or star app downloaded to help you identify stars and planets a...

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