Thanksgiving in Boulder is ideal for spending quality time with friends and family. While many locals leave town for travel or skiing, those who stay (or come out for a visit) will be rewarded with a quieter, more peaceful Boulder. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy all that Boulder has to offer, especially our vast network of trails.
A hike with loved ones is the perfect way to connect and give thanks. Crisp air and physical activity is an excellent antidote to a hefty Thanksgiving meal. Uninterrupted time on the trail allows for both deep thoughts and playful banter. The change of scenery is an instant refresher. Suffice it to say, it’s a win-win for the whole gang.
The key to a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving hike is choosing trails that are stimulating but accessible. A variety of landscapes, views, and wildlife will keep everyone engaged. A mellow pace and easy-to-moderate grade will suit a range of ages and fitness levels. Read on for 3 Thanksgiving Day hikes (plus one night hike) that fit the bill.