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 (or a stoner’s throw?) are the foothills to an impressive stretch of the Rocky Mountains, including the Flatirons, Devil’s Thumb, Mesa Trail, and countless more scenic … [Read more...] about The 6 Best Road Bike Trails in Boulder
Outdoor Recreation in Boulder, Colorado
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.
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 Boulder typically runs from about March to … [Read more...] about A Guide to the Boulder’s Absolute Best Wildflowers Hikes
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 wonder why – the route is more challenging than many 14ers and yet it’s … [Read more...] about Epic Boulder Hiking: The 7 Summits Challenge
Beautiful Boulder is home to 45,000 acres of protected open space and 155 miles of trails. This includes a series of five peaks extending from north to south along the western edge of town. Not only do these mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to daily life in Boulder, but they serve as the ultimate playground for a myriad of hikers, runners, bikers, and climbers who live, … [Read more...] about The New and Improved Green Mountain West Ridge (Boulder Hike of the Month)
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, and countless more scenic landmarks. While the hiking and … [Read more...] about Top 5 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Boulder