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 a matter of weeks, Colorado’s high country will be blanketed in fresh snow once again. If bagging … [Read more...] about Boulder Field Trip: Hike to James 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.
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 many are accessible from Boulder. Arapaho … [Read more...] about Boulder Field Trip: Hike to Isabelle Glacier
Watching the sunset is one of life’s simple pleasures. It forces us to slow down, be in the moment, and connect with something greater than ourselves. Here in Boulder, we’re fortunate to have some of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet. When you combine mountain vistas and fast-moving weather, you get a breathtakingly colorful laser light show almost every evening. No … [Read more...] about Best Boulder Trails for Sunset Hikes
Adopting my dog, Zed, was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. In the 12 lovely years since I found my beastie buddy at the Humane Society, we’ve been through a lot. From apartments to houses with big backyards, single or double occupancy, Zed has been there. Even before I adopted Zed, I was a staunch supporter of going the rescue route rather than buying from a puppy … [Read more...] about Pet Rescue: Adopt a Fur-Ever Friend in Boulder
The City of Boulder boasts five beautiful peaks. Each one offers unique challenges and gorgeous scenery. From the diminutive but tough Mount Sanitas (6,863 feet) to the towering, windswept summit of South Boulder Peak (8,549 feet), our hometown range has something for everyone. Bear Peak is Boulder’s second tallest mountain at 8,461 feet, but its combination of beauty and … [Read more...] about Hike Boulder: The Ultimate Bear Peak Guide