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To say Boulder is a healthy, fitness-oriented town is an understatement, and all the amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation are a big part of that. You almost can’t help but be in good shape here, thanks to miles of trails for hiking and running, an avid bicycling culture, and some of the best rock climbing around. And of course, a day of skiing is just a short drive away.

Boulder is also home to many true world-class athletes. Outside Magazine named Boulder the “#1 Sports Town in America” due to the high-caliber cyclists, runners, and rock climbers who live here and enjoy the bountiful training opportunities right outside the front door.

Don’t worry … you don’t have to be preparing for the Olympics to enjoy everything Boulder offers in the form of outdoor recreation. Take a look at some of the amazing free activities you can enjoy today.

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Cycling

The 6 Best Road Bike Trails in Boulder

One of the reasons Boulder has been touted as the happiest, fittest, and healthiest town in the country has to do with our amazing outdoor opportunities. Just (sometimes literally) a stone’s throw away (or a stoner’s throw?) are the foothills to an impressive stretch of the Rocky Mountains, including the

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Outdoors

A Guide to the Boulder’s Absolute Best Wildflowers Hikes

Do snow showers bring wildflowers? It would seem so! It’s been a particularly wild spring here in Boulder. It feels as though we’ve experienced every kind of weather imaginable. And while snow lingered late into the season, our open space is suddenly bursting with spectacularly beautiful wildflowers.  Wildflower season in

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Hiking

Epic Boulder Hiking: The 7 Summits Challenge

In recent years, the Boulder 5-Peak Traverse (also called the Skyline Traverse) has become increasingly popular as the ultimate backyard trail challenge. What was once an obscure hike or run known only to the hardcore crowd has since become a mainstream challenge for locals and visitors alike. And it’s no

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Cycling

Top 5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Boulder

One of the reasons Boulder has been touted the happiest, fittest, and healthiest town in the country has to do with our amazing outdoors opportunities. Just (sometimes literally) a stone’s throw away are the foothills to an impressive stretch of the Rocky Mountains, including the Flatirons, Devil’s Thumb, Mesa Trail,

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Hiking

Badass Boulder Trail Goals for the New Year

Boulder’s own Alli F. on her 10th summit of Bear Peak A New Year is approaching, Boulderites. For many, this signals the opportunity to make positive changes and set new goals. But traditional New Year’s resolutions are a bit old-fashioned and not particularly enjoyable. What if you did something different

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