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. 

Operations suspended due to COVID-19

Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, all Boulder ICO outings, including any listed below, are suspended until further notice. If possible, the listed outings will be rescheduled when our operations resume.

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.

Sand Dune Wolves
Monday, June 29 2020 to Thursday, July 02 2020 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography

Youth from Impact 360.
3 volunteers going.
Description: Starting off at hot springs near Crestone, Colorado, we will spend the evening sledding down the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Then moving on to  Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Southern Colorado, where we'll volunteer to help facility staff... Read More>>

Natalie Juliette Caroline

Saturday, November 21 2020 to Tuesday, November 24 2020 8:00 AM
Art & Writing, Photography, Tenkara

Youth from Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy.
6 volunteers going.
Description: The April Canyonlands trip has been cancelled due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. We will try to have a trip in the fall. Please stay tuned. The November dates are placeholders. Our annual beginner's backpacking trip in the Needles... Read More>>

Wilderness Max Michael Hana Drew