The iconic Boulder mountain range provides the scenic backdrop for our daily lives. We gaze upon it while sitting at a traffic light, we photograph it endlessly, and we flock to it for countless outdoor pursuits. We never get lost because we know it’s always to the west. We consider its view when we’re buying a home or even choosing a restaurant for dinner. The Boulder range is … [Read more...] about Hike Boulder: South Boulder Peak
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.
Imagine you’re walking out of a bar on Pearl Street Mall after dinner or a few drinks with friends and out of the corner of your eye you spot a moose. That’s not the beginning of a joke or a tagline, and it’s actually not so far fetched here in Boulder. Many Boulderites would have seen or heard the news about the moose that turned up on Pearl Street Mall late on a June … [Read more...] about Boulder County Moose Tales
Rattlesnakes, nature journaling, and newcomers' hikes... oh my! The City of Boulder’s acclaimed Natural Selections series has a variety of programs on deck for you and your family this summer. All are open to the public and absolutely free. Yes, you read that right – FREE. … [Read more...] about Explore Boulder: Summer Programs for Hikers & Nature Lovers
Looking for an epic summer hike close to town? Of course you are. Here’s the recipe: Take one rocky, rambling Eldorado Canyon Trail. Then take one historic, meandering Walker Ranch Loop. Combine. Add in a couple of friends, a dash of adventure, and what do you have? The Eldorado Canyon-Walker Ranch Loop. This 14-miler is the perfect addition to your summer hiking menu, and it’s … [Read more...] about Epic Boulder: The Eldorado Canyon – Walker Ranch Loop
An old quarry with sandstone sofas. A stone cabin with a curious past. Sweeping panoramas of the city and plains. What do these have in common? They’re all part of the 2.6 mile round trip hike to Woods Quarry. This moderate hike is suitable for most fitness levels, and its unique features make it particularly appealing to children, out-of-towners, and local history buffs. … [Read more...] about Boulder Hike of the Month: Woods Quarry