“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.” ~ Dr. Seuss

 

Yes, your mountain, and your mountain park, are right here in Beulah and just waiting for you to seize your day and join us for a guided hike, so get on your way to Pueblo Mountain Park.

Please register for programs early so we will know you will be attending! If you want to participate in a program, we hope you won’t wait to register. Many people don’t realize that in order to facilitate a program, there are many behind-the-scenes components to making it happen, including scheduling staff and guest speakers/teachers, preparation for the program, and then working with our kitchen to order and plan meals, shop, etc. So please help us by registering early. We will cancel programs that do not meet registration minimums, often 3 – 5 days in advance. Thank you!


Field Guide: Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park

Open Dates
The park’s wildflowers are popping up as the springtime takes hold. If you would like a field guide to help you identify the many wildflowers that call Pueblo Mountain Park home, then PLANTS OF PUEBLO MOUNTAIN PARK is the perfect companion to have with you as you walk the park’s roads or hike its trails. Written by MPEC’s Founder Dave Van Manen, the book provides an in-depth look at dozens of wildflowers found in the park, as well as the many shrubs and trees that grow in the park. The book’s subtitle, FOOTHILLS & MONTANE FLORA OF COLORADO’S SOUTHEASTERN MOUNTAINS,…

“Zuke’s” June Walk Your Dog Hike

With Henry Pounds

June 4, 2017
A perfect opportunity to bring your canine friend with you on a guided hike. Dress for the weather and be ready for fun and exercise. Dogs must be leashed. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (2-3) Moderate elevation gain.

Nature Toddlers

With Dave Van Manen

June 9, 2017
Join us for fun and learning in the woods with your young ones and Ranger Dave as we sing songs, explore Nature, do some yoga, listen for birds, and learn about some of the different animals that live here in the park! Getting outside is good for Moms and Dads and Grandma and Grandpas!  Bring the whole family and yes, babies in arms are always welcome. You will love the time in the tall pines as you explore the natural world through the eyes of your child!    

Full Moon Music Hike

With Dave Van Manen

June 9, 2017
Pueblo Mountain Park in Beulah!
Be out among the pines as June’s “Strawberry” Moon rises over the ridge that separates the Beulah Valley from the eastern plains – a magical experience. This hike will include a mini trailside folk concert by Ranger Dave.  

Birding Hike

With Dave Van Manen

June 10, 2017
Pueblo Mountain Park is breeding habitat for many birds, and we will be up early with the birds, looking – and listening – for them. Bring along your field guides and your binoculars. A perfect way to welcome the approaching summer season! Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (1-2) Moderate elevation gain.

Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade)

June 12 - 16, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade) One of our most popular camps, campers will participate in gentle hikes, music, games, and exploration. A great way to introduce your children to the outdoors! Parents are welcome to attend. 8:00am-1:30 pm daily. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available (for campers only). Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be…

Summer Solstice Hike

With Henry Pounds

June 17, 2017
Enjoy a Mountain Park morning saunter a few days before the official solstice, when spring gently slips into summer. Hike Difficulty: Moderate For those in fairly good hiking condition. Trails are generally in good condition. Mileage (2-3) Moderate elevation gain. Check the weather and dress accordingly.  

Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)

June 19 - 23, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)  Campers will hike, explore, and participate in a variety of other Nature Activities with MPEC Rangers. 8:00am-3:00pm. Choose from two separate camp dates. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be a place to fill out Parent/Guardian Contact Information.  Please use a Parent or Guardian email…

Mission Wolf (Entering 6th-8th Grade)

June 20 - 22, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Mission Wolf 1 (Entering 6th-8th Grade) Join us for this three day, two-night service learning camp. Spend time with the resident wolves of the Mission Wolf Sanctuary, volunteer to support this wonderful organization, and learn all about the role wolves play in ecosystems. All the while, camping under the beautiful Colorado stars with a stunning view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, as wolves sing us to sleep. Choose between two separate camp dates.  Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then…

Summer Solstice Drum Circle

With Dave Van Manen

June 21, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Come join us around the fire circle as we welcome the arrival of Summer with our Summer Solstice Drum Circle. We have lots of drums but bring your own if you’d like. And, bring the whole family!   And if you want to spend a night at the Horseshoe Lodge, then this may be a perfect night for you to book a room on line and stay until morning. Look at our affordable room rates and invite your friends to join you too!    

Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)

June 26 - 30, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)  Campers will hike, explore, and participate in a variety of other Nature Activities with MPEC Rangers. 8:00am-3:00pm. Choose from two separate camp dates. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be a place to fill out Parent/Guardian Contact Information.  Please use a Parent or Guardian email address…

NEW Water and Rock Camp (Entering 6th-8th Grade)

June 27 - 29, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Water and Rock Camp (Entering 6th-8th Grade)  During this three day, two-night camp, campers will get to stay in the beautiful Horseshoe and get to experience water and rock.  The first two days will be spent learning rock climbing basics on natural rock and experiencing our low ropes challenge course. The last day, participants will get to explore the Pueblo Reservoir with a variety of different water crafts (canoes, kayaks, paddle boards). All of this fun will be peppered with traditional camp activities. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions…

Survival Camp (Entering 5th-6th Grade)

July 5 - 7, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Survival Camp (Entering 5th-6th Grade)) This three day, two-night camp is perfect for any child who loves the outdoors. Campers will gain basic backpacking and survival skills while using minimal tools and technology. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be a place to fill out Parent/Guardian Contact Information.  Please…

Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade)

July 10 - 14, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Cubs Camp (Entering K-1st Grade) One of our most popular camps, campers will participate in gentle hikes, music, games, and exploration. A great way to introduce your children to the outdoors! Parents are welcome to attend. 8:00am-1:30 pm daily. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available (for campers only). Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be…

NEW Gear-Up: Mountain Bike Camp (Entering 5th-7th Grade)

July 11 - 13, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
GEAR-UP: Mountain Bike Camp (Entering 5th-7th Grade) During this three-day, two- night camp, campers will get to stay in the beautiful Horseshoe Lodge and experience the thrill of mastering mountain biking as they hit the trails in our Mountain Biking Camp. With help from our instructors, campers will practice mountain biking skills, learning bicycle maintenance basics and traversing the terrain of some of Pueblo’s best beginner trails. Campers should be comfortable riding on dirt on two wheels. While we strongly encourage campers to use their own bikes, we can provide bikes (and helmets) as needed. Transportation from the Nature and…

NEW Young Women Inspired by Nature: Art and Yoga Camp (Entering 6th-9th Grade)

July 17 - 19, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Young Women Inspired by Nature: Art and Yoga Camp (Entering 6th-9th Grade) During this three day, two-night all girls’ camp, creativity, and yoga come together in the peaceful forest setting of the Pueblo Mountain Park. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and stretch your mind and body with a camp that is centered on mindfulness, self-expression, and community. Each day campers will experience new styles of yoga (like yin, vinyasa, and paddle board yoga to name just a few) with certified instructor, then they will get to try various mediums of art using the natural world…

Mission Wolf (Entering 6th-8th Grade)

July 18 - 20, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Mission Wolf (Entering 6th-8th Grade) Join us for this three day, two-night service learning camp. Spend time with the resident wolves of the Mission Wolf Sanctuary, volunteer to support this wonderful organization, and learn all about the role wolves play in ecosystems. All the while, camping under the beautiful Colorado stars with a stunning view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, as wolves sing us to sleep. Choose between two separate camp dates.  Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go…

Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)

July 24 - 28, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Nature Explorers (Entering 2nd-3rd Grade)  Campers will hike, explore, and participate in a variety of other Nature Activities with MPEC Rangers. 8:00am-3:00pm. Choose from two separate camp dates. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be a place to fill out Parent/Guardian Contact Information.  Please use a Parent or Guardian email…

Greenhorn Wilderness Survival Camp (Entering 7th-9th)

July 25 - 27, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Greenhorn Wilderness Survival Camp (Entering 7th-9th) This three day, two-night camp is perfect to expand on the lessons learned in our traditional Survival Camp. Participants will trek through San Isabel National Forest with the goal of reaching the summit of Greenhorn Mountain, the highest summit in the Wet Mountain Range. All the while learning advanced survival skills, backpacking basics, and Leave No Trace Principles. If you are looking for a great summer adventure, look no further. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit…

Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)

July 31 - August 4, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
 Intrepid Adventurers (Entering 4th-5th Grade)  Campers will hike, explore, and participate in a variety of other Nature Activities with MPEC Rangers. 8:00am-3:00pm. Choose from two separate camp dates. Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then go to this link and fill out the Scholarship application. Registration is Easy! Step 1: Click “Register” below and fill out the Registration form for each child you are registering.  There will be a place to fill out Parent/Guardian Contact Information.  Please use a Parent or Guardian email address…

Mission Wolf (Entering 8th-10th Grade)

August 1 - 3, 2017
Mountain Park Environmental Center
Mission Wolf 3 (Entering 8th-10th Grade) Join us for this three day, two-night service learning camp. Spend time with the resident wolves of the Mission Wolf Sanctuary, volunteer to support this wonderful organization, and learn all about the role wolves play in ecosystems. All the while, camping under the beautiful Colorado stars with a stunning view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, as wolves sing us to sleep. Choose between two separate camp dates.  Transportation from the Nature and Raptor Center in Pueblo available. Camp Scholarships available, just follow the registration directions and check the $10 Scholarship Deposit then…