ALDA-Boulder  •  ​Association of Late Deafened Adults  •  Boulder, Colorado


    ​Sunday, June 11th, 1:30 to 4:00       
    Ride the 2:10 N Bus to Nederland
    RTD Boulder Transit Center, 14th Street & Walnut Street in downtown Boulder
    You can use the city parking garage above bus station; enter on Walnut Street
    Up Boulder Canyon, the Carousel of Happiness is a menagerie of 456 whimsical,
    hand-carved animals living on a restored 1910 carousel. Nederland resident Scott
    Harrison's labor of love brings delight to the eye — and its story will astound you.
    Rating: Easy. Wheelchair accessible (RTD bus).
    A magical ride & local Nederland shops. 

    Sunday May 7th  •  1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Alfalfa's Market, café area, Arapahoe Avenue & Broadway, SW corner
    We start by Boulder Creek, going past early ditches & a quarry, then climb through layers of old ocean beds. Great views of Boulder Valley from the top! Kids love this hike, with its hidden canal & tunnel, and the upturned rock slabs to climb on.  
    Easy, then steep, then easy.   Best feature: Scrambling on the rocks at the top



Outdoor Activity Schedule     Sunday Afternoon Events


Social & Recreational Events for People with Hearing Loss

Use our CONTACT page 

​to keep in touch.

For  individuals, families,
​& groups

Guided by ALDA members with hearing loss



We will be outside doing things year-round, so dress in layers for changing weather. All ages are welcome. No dogs, please. Parking at trailheads is limited, so we’ll meet first & carpool to starting points. Our meeting places are in coffee shops or public places: contact us to get event flyers with details. If the weather is just too awful for a planned outdoor event, we have indoor options planned (same meeting place, either way).

All events are led by local residents who are deaf or have hearing loss, with years of 

​outdoor recreation experience. All communication modes are welcome: Whatever works! 
​Events will have also written scripts for sharing the guides' information with the group.

 Need more information? 

 •  We have a flyer for each event: descriptions, meeting place info, what to bring, & best features.
 •  We can send you a map to meeting locations, or answer questions by email.

 Use the CONTACT page to join our mailing list, or request specific event flyers.

 Or send us an email at with your questions — and your suggestions.

for all ages

Our goals are healthy outdoor adventures & conversations with interesting people.

•  Join our mailing list  
Suggest an activity  
​•  Lead a group event

Boulder Silent Outdoor Group

We provide free healthy snacks!

(Bring your water) 

Join us twice a month on Sunday afternoons for a series of free, guided walks & trips all around Boulder County. For hikes, we’ve chosen wide, flat trails for easy sign language & lipreading chatting. Hikers, walkers, & bikers will enjoy learning about the natural areas we visit: history, geology, ecology, wildlife, water dynamics, & folklore.

Spring 2017 Hikes & Excursions

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017  •  1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

    MEET: Boulder Public Library main entrance, 1100 Arapahoe Avenue
    This path is loved by all ages: walkers, runners, cyclists, seniors, kids on bikes & in strollers. Starting at the library, we walk to Eben Fine Park & along the kayak course (surf's up!), then on to the mouth of Boulder Canyon. We return along the Creek Path & check out the West Pearl Street shops.
    Rating: Easy. Sidewalks & dirt paths. Wheelchair accessible. Bike friendly. 

  • Special Event! BOULDER CREEK FESTIVAL  •  Sunday, May 28th
    It's Boulder's favorite kick-off to summer: 9 event areas & 500 vendors & booths, with arts & crafts, performances, community groups, technology, rides, outdoor gear. The festival runs Saturday, Sunday, and Monday over Memorial Day weekend. Join up with the ALDA group on Sunday afternoon!
    We'll be roaming about the festival; for meet-up contact, text 720-417-3212 or email