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VIDEO: Summer Fun in Boulder – Tubing

June 19th, 2020

As mentioned in previous posts, Colorado is a playground for all things outdoors, including water sports. In Boulder County you can not only find lakes for boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, paddle-boarding, but also creeks for white-water rafting, and kayaking. With all these options there is also another, a local favorite: tubing in Boulder Creek. Prime times for tubing in Boulder Creek are April through August and one of the most popular places to start is Eben G. Fine Park located off of CO-119 and Arapahoe. The park itself is a great place to enjoy picnicking, a playground for kids... Read More

Hiking Tips: The Five Essentials

September 2nd, 2016

Being in nature no matter what, is an enjoyable experience for most people, but having the right items with you when you hike can make or break your outdoor experience. Here are the basic essential items every hiker should have with them. Water – Always bring more than enough water. The amount of water that you take will depend on the length of hike you plan to take and the amount of time it will take you to complete your hike. From personal experience, I would suggest a liter of water as the minimum of water to take, and would recommend for those who are serious hikers to invest in a backpack... Read More

Hike of the Week: North Table Moutain

August 5th, 2016

North Table Mountain is in Golden, Colorado which technically isn’t a part of Boulder County, but this beautiful hiking trail is only 30 minutes from Boulder and definitely worthy of being this week’s Hike of the Week for its spectacular views of the Denver metro area, unique rock formations, and location along the scenic highway CO-93. North Table Mountain is classified as a mesa and recognized by its lava flow rock formation sides making it a favorite spot for students of the local Colorado School of Mines and geology enthusiasts to frequent. North Table Mountain trail is a 2.7-7.7 mile loop;... Read More

Hike of the Week: Left Hand Canyon and Boulder Valley Ranch

July 22nd, 2016

Even if you’ve been around Boulder County just a little while, you probably have noticed a lot of places and businesses called Left Hand: Left Hand Brewery (a favorite of the writer’s), Left Hand Creek, Left Hand Canyon, etc. These places and the town, school, and mountain called Niwot are named in honor of the Arapahoe Native American, Chief Niwot; Niwot when translated means “left hand.” Chief Niwot and his people wintered in Boulder Valley and he welcomed those coming to Colorado for the Gold Rush, and he played a key role in attempting to keep the peace between the white settlers and... Read More

Hike of the Week: Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon Loop

July 1st, 2016

The hike of the week, which I dubbed The Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon loop is one of the best long hikes for the experienced hiker to enjoy in solitude, or for friends to have private conversation and share a picnic. Around 4.5 miles, the loop is a low key hike with some downhill and uphill, as well as a couple creek crossings, and a ladder. Along most of the Gregory Canyon trail you will enjoy the soothing sound of the creek and green foliage, and as you loop back on Saddle Rock and E.M. Greenman you will see awe-inspiring views of the city below. When on Saddle Rock, prepare yourself for using the... Read More