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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.

Snow Caves & Snow Ice Cream

We returned from our trip, Snow Caves & Snow Ice Cream, on Monday, January 20 2020.

ICO is an inclusive organization and so we were thrilled when 19 kids showed up ready to hit the snow.

We were greeted at the East Portal trailhead by an abundance of snow, sunny skies (not unusual) and an absence of wind (very unusual and very welcome). We immediately set about getting the kids strapped into their snowshoes.

It was a truly spectacular day in a beautiful winter wilderness setting

We hiked our way through the deep winter forest, dodging skiers and crossing log bridges over frozen streams


After a mile of snowshoeing we turned off at our favorite spot in a meadow, and set about digging snow caves and tunnels, having hot drinks and snacks and generally goofing around.

As the sun began to sink and wet clothes started getting chilly, we packed up and headed back to the cars. But first we stopped to wave goodbye to the mountains. We'll be back!


Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Monday, January 20 2020 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Trip Description: 

We'll bop on up to the Indian Peaks Wilderness for this all-day snowshoeing adventure that will include the contruction of a snow cave, games, and the making of snow ice cream. 

Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
Age/ grade level(s): 
Middle (6-8)
High School (9-12)
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):