Snow Caves & Snow Ice Cream

We returned from our trip, Snow Caves & Snow Ice Cream, on Saturday, March 18 2017.

A fabulous time was had by all today! The weather was warm and the snow was deep! Grant lead the construction of a snow cave with dedicated help many of the kids. We sacrificed 2 shovels but in the end the cave held 3 people! The snow was icy so our snow ice cream was more like snow cones. We had many snowball fights and some of us languished in the warm sun on our backs. Thanks to all the volunteers - Carmen, Guy, Sandra, Dan, Grant and Tarena! And thanks to a great bunch of kids from Place Bridge Academy and Manhattan Middle School! What a great time!


Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Saturday, March 18 2017 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Trip Description: 

Winter is the best time to be outside! On this outing, we'll visit the Moffat Tunnel, East Portal area and snowshoe to a place where we can build snowcaves and snowtunnels. We'll also make hot chocolate and snow ice cream. 

Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
Age/ grade level(s): 
Elementary (4-5)
Middle (6-8)
Youth Permission Slip (to be filled out by parent/guardians and returned to the agency representative): 
Destination & Safety Info: 

Nederland & Indian Peaks Wilderness

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303; 720-854-7854
[West side] Middle Park Medical Center 1000 Granby Park Drive South, Granby, CO 80446 *Urgent Care Facility* 970-887-5800
County Name and Sherrif's Phone Number: 
Boulder County, 303-441-4444
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

Rooselvelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-541-2500

Boulder County Open Space & Recreation; 303-678-6222

Sulphur Ranger District (national forest lands in Grand County), 9 Ten Mile Drive P.O. Box 10 Granby, Colorado 80446. 970-887-4100

State Patrol District and Phone : 
Colorado State Patrol District 1; 303-688-3115
Colorado State Patrol District 3; 970-506-4999
Emergency Services Number(s):