If you’re new to Boulder, you’re likely excited and maybe a little intimidated by the overwhelming number of outdoor recreation opportunities here. The City of Boulder is comprised of 45,000 acres of open space while Boulder County boasts over 63,000 acres of open space. This land provides miles and miles of trails for hiking, running, and biking. It’s an immense playground for residents and visitors of all ages. But when everyone and everything is unfamiliar, it can be hard to know where to start.
Fortunately (and not surprisingly), Boulder is home to countless meetup-style groups geared toward getting you outside. Simply choose your activity, pick a group, select an event, and go. And in Boulder, we know there’s no better way to meet people and build relationships than while playing outside. Find your tribe and your outdoor vibe, and you’ll be feeling like a native in no time.
Read on for a selection of outdoorsy meetup groups that are ideal for newcomers. Each group is free or inexpensive to join, offers beginner-level or all-level activities, and hosts the majority of their events in the City of Boulder or Boulder County.