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.

Snowshoe Adventure

We returned from our trip, Snowshoe Adventure, on Saturday, January 31 2015.

We had good weather (ie, no wind), and most importantly a great group of kids on this trip.  We snowshoed up and over a small hill about 1 mile to Beaver Bog in no time at all, and everyone had plenty of energy left for backward snowshoe races.


Ethan figured out that "don't fall down" is a better strategy than "go as fast as you can" and won handily.

The crew then turned their attention to building a quinzhee big enough for everyone to enjoy their snow ice cream together

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Saturday, January 31 2015 1:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Trip Description: 

Boulder ICO will lead a snowshoe outing for middle school youth.  We will take a short hike on the Sourdough Trail from Beaver Reservoir near Ward, and enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and learn how to make snow ice cream.  Conditions permitting, we will dig a snow cave or construct a quinzhee!

Adults:  Please volunteer to help organize this trip!

Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
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):