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.

Scary Night Hike
Friday, October 27 2017 5:30 PM


Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
4 volunteers going.
Description: A short hike to a spooky, abandoned cabin where we'll tell some full-strength scary stories.  Read More>>

Michael Kuba Wilderness Hana

Bugs & Brews
Tuesday, December 05 2017 7:00 PM


1 RSVPs.

Learn to ties the lures that are used in fly fishing. Even if you're not an angler, this is a fun way to meet your fellow volunteers while you make the lures that we use on outings. Bring some... Read More>>

Modern Snow Cave Construction & Snow Ice Cream
Saturday, January 27 2018 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Come play in the snow as we make snowcaves and snow ice cream, and snowshoe about in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. No snowshoeing experience necessary.  Read More>>

Belly Sledding & Snow Ice Cream By Popular Demand
Saturday, February 10 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Belly sledding and the backward snowshoe race are perennial favorites on this easy snowshoeing trip in Rocky Mountain National Park. Prepare for lots of laughter! Read More>>

It's Just SNOW fun!
Saturday, March 10 2018 8:30 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Oooooh, yes! Snow ice cream, snow caves, and some backward snowshoe racing. Bring a friend. It's snow fun! Read More>>

Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park, Utah!
Friday, April 13 2018 to Monday, April 16 2018 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Casey Middle School, Creekside Elementary, EcoArts Connections, Columbine Elementary, Crestview Elementary, University Hill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Place Bridge Academy, Family Resource, Manhattan Middle School, Nature Kids.
0 volunteers going.
Description: Our annual spring backpacking sojourn in the ever-incredible Canyonlands National Park, this is where the scenery knocks your socks off and the echoes are grand. Beat the crowds and the heat by doing this one the ICO way. Read More>>