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Family Day: Lincoln Hills Cares & Trailblazers


Duration: Single-day

Age: All

Time: 10 AM – 2:30 PM

In collaboration with Lincoln Hills Cares, we are hosting an outdoor Family Day at the Lincoln Hills historic resort.

Lincoln Hills Family Day will include navigation and fly-fishing lessons, as well as an historic hike that’ll help us re-imagine outdoor recreation and what it looked like in the time of segregation. Snacks and gear will be provided, and there are restrooms available on-site. BYO lunch.

In its time, the Lincoln Hills resort was the only option for African American folks to stay in the area. At the height of its popularity, Lincoln Hills offered retreat-style lodging and amenities, as well as an escape from widespread and accepted racism and segregation. While known for its notable guests from the Harlem Renaissance era, that included Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Lena Horne, Lincoln Hills was also a popular recreation destination for many Black residents and travelers.

This half-day Trailblazers event is good for all skill levels, as we’ll be taking breaks for activities, discussion, informal lessons, photos and fun!

Details: The location is 1.5 hours from Denver and 1 hour from Boulder, so please plan travel accordingly. You’ll receive directions to Lincoln Hills Cares when you register. No experience is necessary. All events will be open to and suitable for families as well as individual adults.

Topics & Activities

  • History Hike
  • Nature Immersion
  • Fly Fishing
  • Navigation
  • Games for all ages

Financial aid is available. Find out more here.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page or email us at

About Trailblazers

Our instructors are women of color with in-depth wilderness training and teaching experience, a shared passion for the outdoors, and for this growing program! Through intentional planning and leadership, the Trailblazers experience invites the collective intelligence and histories of our constituents to create outings that bridge our divides and elevate our sense of wonder, agency, and belonging in nature.

Trailblazers is an affinity space within Women’s Wilderness created by and for those who identify as women of color. At Women’s Wilderness, we recognize the importance and value of creating safe, self-directed spaces as an option for our participants who seek it, and it’s the goal of the Trailblazers team to address that need by fostering community, joy, and connection within our diverse identities as we explore the outdoors together. 

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