Wild Bear Nature Center is now open!

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Plan Your Visit

Meet a salamander, explore the forest, and let your imagination run wild at our nature center or Mud Lake preserve.

Come to Nature Camp

Get wild in the mountains of Colorado at one of our nature-based children’s camps.

Get Wild

Connect with nature and community through one of our adult or family programs.

Specializing in mountain ecology, Wild Bear welcomes our visitors to its hands-on nature center and provides year-round educational programs for people of all ages.

Now, more than ever, we need nature—and nature needs us.


It’s easy to feel disconnected in our hyper-connected world. Wild Bear is all about helping people connect with nature and each other.


Make a fairy house, find a fossil, learn a new bird call … we believe you are never too young or too old to delight in nature.


Connecting people to nature is a vital step in conserving wild places and addressing the climate crisis.

Featured event


Enjoy a magical tour of the forest to meet theatrical native animals who will really put on a show! Goody bags for the children, costumes and many performances and activities throughout the day. We are tentatively planning to hold the Enchanted Forest on September 26th, 2020, if Covid-19 precautions allow.

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