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. 

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.

After School Fishing on Boulder Creek
Wednesday, September 18 2019 2:15 PM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School.
1 volunteers going.
Description: Our after school club will visit Boulder Creek to do some fishing and creek exploration.  Read More>>


Abyss Lake Backpacking
Saturday, September 21 2019 to Sunday, September 22 2019 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from EcoArts Connections, Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy.
6 volunteers going.
Description: This short and sweet backpacking trip in the Mt. Evan's Wilderness is a great introduction to backpacking and a good opportunity to try out tenkara fly fishing on the Scott Gomer Creek that runs by our usual campsite. Fall foliage can also make for... Read More>>

Michael Drew Max Pattie Carmen

Car camping in Rocky Mtn National Park
Saturday, October 12 2019 to Monday, October 14 2019 10:00 AM
Art & Writing, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Fall is a great time to camp at nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. We'll enjoy fall colors, fishing and hiking in beautiful Moraine Park, and listen to elk bugle in the evenings. Our camp will be two walk-in sites at the edge of the campground... Read More>>

Drew Michael Pattie

Night Hike!
Friday, October 18 2019 5:00 PM

Youth from Casey Middle School, EcoArts Connections, Place Bridge Academy.
5 volunteers going.
Description: One of our most popular outings, this night hike to a spooky, abondoned cabin where we tell scary stories as we sip hot chocolate or apple cider, is the perfect Halloween adventures.  Read More>>

Michael Deb Pattie Carmen Hana

Mountain Bike and Camp at Lake Pueblo State Park 2019
Saturday, October 19 2019 to Sunday, October 20 2019 7:15 AM

Youth from Casey Middle School.
2 volunteers going.
Description: This trip on Oct 19th-20th will continue a tradition of overnight camping and mountain biking trips with Boulder ICO and Casey Bike Club.  Pueblo offers some beginner and intermediate friendly trails about a 2hours drive from Boulder, and usually... Read More>>

Wilderness Carmen