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)
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.
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
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 for 2018? What if you made some changes and set some goals that are … [Read more...] about Badass Boulder Trail Goals for the New Year
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 … [Read more...] about 3 Family Hikes for Thanksgiving Day (plus one after dark!)
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 tourists, but experienced hikers know better. Neighborhood trails are where they’re headed – … [Read more...] about Boulder Hike of the Month: Viewpoint Trail