For anyone who’s been sitting under a rock, the Colorado greenery is slowly turning into reds and oranges and yellows. It’s a prime time to explore the outdoors, and with the weather being so temperate, there couldn’t be a better time to hike a few more trails before it gets too chilly.


I biked up Boulder Canyon last weekend, and the beautiful colored trees made it a real treat. The Boulder Canyon trail can be accessed by traveling west on the Boulder Creek path. It goes along the highway for a short period, but then it starts following alongside a beautiful river. In fact, I almost crashed a few times along this river because my eyes couldn’t stop wandering on the surroundings.


The trail is accessible to walkers and bikers alike, and it even leads to Betasso Preserve (great for mountain biking and hiking) if you decide to travel far enough on it. If you’re not looking to travel a huge distance, this trail also offers a lot of great spots along the creek for fishing, reading, or simply relaxing.


There’s just something satisfying about leaving your house on a bike and then traveling a few miles to see this stuff. Most people would have to pay for a magazine subscription to see such aesthetic wonders, but in Boulder, we have access to this stuff all the time. We have some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, and this time of year gives them an entirely new color palette. Everyone tends to be busy this time of year, but it’s always important to take time out of our busy schedules to enjoy some good old-fashioned nature walks.


If you haven’t seen it already, I’d highly recommend going to check out the mountains before the leaves on the trees are gone.