Programs & Activities

Download our July-September Activity flyer here

Activities to do at home with the kids, or next time you are out on the trail, or download our Self-Guided Tour Brochure.

Scavenger Hunt. Download our latest Scavenger Hunt clues. Head into the Reserve with your camera to find the answers. No off trail venturing! The first 50 submissions will receive a snazzy embroidered patch (one patch per family).

Hoot, Howl and Prowl - October 22, 2022

Since the mid-90s, Hoot, Howl and Prowl has been Blue Sky's favorite annual event to bring to our community. The fun begins every 15 minutes as docents lead guests on an after-dark adventure through the Reserve. The first group heads out at 5:30 p.m., and the last group leaves at 7:15 p.m. Docents, dressed as native critters, will bring Blue Sky alive. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at the end of your visit. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes, and everyone should dress warmly. Register online in advance. No walk-ins accepted.

Fun and Fitness Hiking Series

Hiking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Come out and join us in January of each year for our annual hiking series. What better way to meet new friends, de-stress, connect with nature, and get in shape? The fun begins at the south end of the parking lot. Distance and fitness level will gradually increase over six Monday mornings. All levels of fitness welcomed.

If you just can't wait until January rolls around to get started, check out our maps below and head out on the trail!


Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6


Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6

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Solar Walk & Stargazing - April 30, 2022

Join us on a journey into outer space, and viewing of our nighttime skies. First we'll travel through the solar system during a 1.5 mile hike into the Reserve before meeting up with Curiosity Peak astronomers from Julian with their powerful telescopes trained on a distant constellation or planet. Tours leave at 6:30 pm; 6:45 pm; 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Register online at


Junior Nature Ranger - May 14, June 11 2022

A wonderful opportunity for families to connect with each other and nature. Docents help children experience nature first-hand through outdoor activities, and earn their certificate.

Nature Ranger Program