The city of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks Department will host several hikes to show residents the effects of last year's flooding.

The first, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, will take residents on a kid-friendly hike on the Upper McClintock trail while a naturalist will describe how floodwaters affected a nearby creek and the animals that live around Boulder.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11, a naturalist will lead a hike on what is left of the Old Kiln Trail and discuss how the flooding altered Boulder's landscape.

An naturalist will lead a hike around the Sawhill Ponds east of Boulder from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12. The hike will be open to children over the age of 6 and will include games and activities centering on the flood's effects on the area's wildlife and ecology.

The last hike, which will be fairly strenuous, will go up the recently re-opened Saddle Rock Trail and will provide a look at geology and the flood's effects on wildlife.

The city will also have a slideshow presentation from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, that will showcase how the flood affected the city's landscape, damaged trails and trailheads, and how residents can help the rebuilding efforts.

The city is hosting additional events as part of BoCo Strong Flood Commemoration Week. For a complete list of events visit

BoCo Strong Flood Commemoration Week is an opportunity for cities and individuals across Boulder County to remember, learn and unite around the anniversary of the September 2013 flood events.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329, or