via bouldercolorado.gov

via bouldercolorado.gov

With temperatures soaring this weekend, it’s a really great time to explore your own backyard, also known as Chautauqua Park. When you think of getting out for a hike on the weekend, it is easy to let your mind wander towards the mountains for a day of activity in the sun, but this local park is the perfect spot to enjoy the sun and get a good workout, and the best part is you get to avoid the drive (and the mountain traffic!).

Dating back to 1898, Chautauqua Park holds the National Historic Landmark designation and has become one of the most popular destinations for Boulderites seeking an adrenaline rush in the midst of their busy days. It is home to an extensive system of trails for all levels and abilities and one of the most intriguing things about Chautauqua Park is that it is impossible to get bored here. Well, that and the fact that the views don’t suck.

Stay active and entertained here by hiking, playing tennis, picnicking, enjoying concerts, dining, playing on the playground with your kids, and so much more. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a warm, sunny, Colorado day for the whole family. So get out and make the most of this beautiful February day the best way you know how: being active in our beautiful city!

via wikipedia

via wikipedia

Bonus! The Chautauqua Dining Hall offers a mean happy hour so you can refuel after your adventures. Or switch things up and pack a basket full of your favorite, refreshing foods for your post-hike afternoon in the sunshine.

Make sure you check trail conditions and closures HERE.