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Check out some of these images showing our local youth in their outdoor pursuits! Get outside and send us your image so we can share your fun with everyone in The Nature Connection family!

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MCInnis Canyons education & Adventure Trip

Join Colorado Canyons Association for a three day/two-night education & adventure trip through McInnis Canyons NCA on the one-of-a-kind Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River. Takes place Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

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WILD about Bears

Delta OUT (Outdoor Understanding for Teachers) workshop on Saturday, September 8th at Ridgway State Park.

Early registration is suggested, as space is limited

For more information click this link


Adventures Through Time

Be the first to spend a night in the new Fort Uncompahgre Tepees! Join us for two fun filled days and one night of adventure, fun and creation. Get wet paddle boarding, build your own watercraft, enjoy a movie under the stars, outdoor cooking, shelter building and so much more. Download the flyer here. Visit our Summer Programs page for the registration form.

The Farm to Fiddle Fun Run

The Farm to Fiddle Fun Run is coming up next weekend! Join Guild Mortgage and The Nature Connection for a 5K run on Saturday, August 4th. Race starts at 8:30 am at Willow Heights Park in Hotchkiss. Register at:

Adventures of the 1830s

"Adventures of the 1830s" summer camp at Fort Uncompaghre! Sessions in July for 3rd - 7th grade. For details, see attached flyer.

Upcoming Events

Delta County Recreation Map

Delta County Recreation MapDownload the Delta County Recreation Map (380MB). For more information see insets.

More details are available with the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, Bureau of Land Management, and the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest websites.

Donations Appreciated

The Nature Connection is funded by Great Outdoors Colorado, Delta County schools, and other partners and donors. Please consider making a donation today to help us meet our goals!

Youth Outdoor Network Articles

Read these student written articles from the Youth Outdoor Network: