Get outside and breathe
Hike along beautiful trails and practice yoga in a scenic location. Connect to nature as you build strength, improve balance, and find ease in mind and body while taking in the fresh air.
Eagle's Nest Open Space
April 24th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This space has rolling hills and a river that meets the figure 8 shaped trail in the middle. You'll have the foothills to look at on one side and open prairie on the other side. If we're lucky, we might even see some eagles by the big rock! Yoga is all levels, and we'll meet at the trailhead.
Mileage: 3 miles
Elevation: 5,659 ft - 6,079 ft
Age: 16 years & up
Sign Up: call 970-221-6644 and use course number 211951-01
Running Deer Natural Area
June 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As its name suggests, deer love Running Deer because of the plentiful food, water and shelter for them here. We may see both mule deer and whitetail deer bedded down or running across the site! And if there are no deer sightings, we'll definitely see lots of birds.
Mileage: 2 miles
Elevation: mostly flat
Age: 16 years & up
Sign Up: TBD. Get on the waitlist to know when registration opens.
Reservations open mid May and close on June 8th.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a beginner hiker. Is this right for me?
- Yes. The trails that are chosen are rated as easy. If you are new to the area or not used to doing hills, Eagle's Nest Open Space will allow you to stretch your ability with its proximity to the foothills. Not to fear though, it is still good for beginners.
I've never done yoga before. Can I do this?
- Of course! All classes are suitable for all levels. They're great for you as a beginner or your friend who's been practicing for a long time and trying to get you to come to a class.
Do I need to sign up?
- Yes. Reservations are required one week in advance. You can get sign up information for class here.
Do I need to bring a yoga mat?
- No. There's no need to carry a mat with you. The poses in class, including savasana, are done standing.
What do I need to bring?
- Layers. Colorado weather is known to change and the temperature difference between a sunny day and a cloudy day can be the difference between an tank top and a light jacket.
- Hiking shoes. The trails that we use are dirt and can have some gravel. Make sure your shoes have good tread to help prevent any slipping.
- Snacks (as needed)
Do I need to take off my shoes?
- No. All classes can be done in your hiking shoes. If you'd like to take off you're shoes, you're welcome to do so. Connecting your feet to the earth is very grounding and restorative. While not your feet, there might be times where you touch the ground with your hands.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks are worn any time we are in closer quarters, like a circle up. But while we are on a trial and spaced 6 feet apart, they can be removed. I'm a big fan of the neck gator or buff as these can be lifted up and down easily and be kept on you really easily as well.
Are there restrooms?
- There are restrooms located at all parking areas either near the trailhead or a little past. Please bring your own hand sanitizer.
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