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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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Hiking

3 Family Hikes for Thanksgiving Day (plus one after dark!)

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

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Hiking

Boulder Hike of the Month: Viewpoint Trail

Boulder is home to more than 35 trailheads and 150 miles of trails. Even with millions of open space visitors per year, there’s no reason for anyone to battle crowds or get stuck doing the same old hike. Trailheads like Sanitas and Chautauqua are extremely popular with both locals and

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Hiking

3 Haunted Hikes in Boulder

Boulderites enjoy taking things to the next level and this includes celebrating Halloween. From the Munchkin Masquerade to the Mall Crawl, there’s something for every ghost and ghoul. But Boulder’s local frights are not limited to the city streets. Our extensive trail system is full of stories guaranteed to get

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Hiking

Boulder Field Trip: Hike to James Peak

Fall is in the air, Boulderites. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and swaths of autumn color are popping up in town and on the trails. In places like Indian Peaks and Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen trees have already begun to turn gold. In

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Hiking

Boulder Field Trip: Hike to Isabelle Glacier

Boulder has no shortage of hikes featuring incredible destinations, geological curiosities, and breathtaking views. From sweeping summits to rambling rivers, our local trails can take you to some pretty spectacular spots. But few trailside attractions are quite as exhilarating as a glacier. Colorado is home to 14 named glaciers and

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