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San Juan Volunteers Training

  Learn how you can share Leave No Trace principles and safety information with hikers, either at trailheads or while hiking or horseback riding. When: June 14, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Junction Creek Campground Pavilion Sign up today!

Chicago Basin Basecamp Training

  After several years on hold, we are restarting the Chicago Basin Basecamp! If you love to backpack and talk to other hikers, this is a great opportunity for time in the beautiful Chicago Basin, and perks include a complimentary train ticket and a tent to sleep in! When: June 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00

San Juan Nature Hikes

  Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains. Dates: Every other Friday starting June 17 (6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26) Time: 9-11 a.m. Where: Meet at Andrews Lake upper parking lot, scenic view and picnic area. Turn left

Secondary Adventure Camp: La Plata County

An Animas River Journey: This year, SJMA is partnering with 4Corners Riversports to create a five-day Animas River Journey. Mornings will focus on learning about the Animas watershed from high alpine to desert and afternoons will be spent learning and playing on different water crafts. DATE June 20-24, 2022 TIME Monday- Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Blue Lakes Trailhead Training

  We need volunteers at the Blue Lakes trailhead this summer to share Leave No Trace information Fridays-Sundays from late June through Labor Day. When: June 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Ridgway Town Park Sign up for the volunteer training. Sign up for shifts at the Blue Lakes Trailhead.

Junior Naturalist Field Camps: Predators and Prey

SJMA offers week-long Junior Naturalist Field Camps where elementary-aged children will spend time learning about the natural world. Campers may spend their day catching crawdads, building forts, hiking, exploring, or river tromping. Campers leave camp with memories, new friends, and a better understanding of the world in which they live. DATE June 27-July 1, 2022

San Juan Nature Hikes

  Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains. Dates: Every other Friday starting June 17 (6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26) Time: 9-11 a.m. Where: Meet at Andrews Lake upper parking lot, scenic view and picnic area. Turn

Junior Naturalist Field Camps: Biodiversity Blitz

SJMA offers week-long Junior Naturalist Field Camps where elementary-aged children will spend time learning about the natural world. Campers may spend their day catching crawdads, building forts, hiking, exploring, or river tromping. Campers leave camp with memories, new friends, and a better understanding of the world in which they live. DATE July 11-15, 2022 TIME

Full Moon Hike

  Join SJMA and educators from Canyon of the Ancients National Monument for a hike through the moon-lit Sand Canyon while learning about the moon impacts wildlife and humans alike. From sunset to moonrise, hikers will visit several of the ruins and discover the wildlife that still makes this special place home. What a treat

NNormal Stewardship Project

  Join team NNormal and Kilian Jornet for a trail work day! Kilian Jornet, Dakota Jones, and Kilian's newly-announced brand NNormal will be performing trail work along the South Mineral creek road on Wednesday morning under the supervision of the San Juan Mountains Association. The first 20 people to sign up can join us to

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