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Boulder ICO provides safe and fun nature outings and wilderness adventures for Colorado youth in Boulder County and Denver who would not otherwise have these opportunities.  It is a 100% volunteer-run outreach program of the Sierra Club.

We take participants backpacking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, fishing, birding, and snowshoeing. A few of our unique trips have included wildlife camera trapping in open space, meeting wolves at a wolf sanctuary, and off-season service visits to 10th Mountain huts. 

Learn More about getting involved with our program.

Upcoming Trips & Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteers: Click the title of the trip to go to the trip's homepage. Log in to the website so that you can view more details and sign up for the trip.

Agencies: To add youth to a trip, select the trip from the list below, log in, and add the youth info in the fields provided towards the bottom of the trip's homepage.

Wildlife Camera Trapping 2 (Elementary Schools)
Saturday, November 08 2014 at 2:30 PM
Youth from Creekside Elementary School, Pioneer Elementary School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Mountain lions, coyotes, and bears, oh my!  Boulder Valley ICO will lead a, easy, half-day outing to retrieve, identify, and post photos of wildlife from our motion-sensing camera.  To see the critters we've photographed in the past, click here... Read More>>


Canyonlands backpacking 2014
Saturday, November 22 2014 to Tuesday, November 25 2014 at 7:00 AM
Youth from Casey Middle School, Manhattan Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Boulder ICO will lead a late-season backpacking trip in the heart of Utah's redrock country.  This trip is challenging but scenic and rewarding.  We will drive out to Utah on Saturday, car camp for one night, and backpack in the Needles District... Read More>>