Well it sure is hot outside. And this weekend will be no exception. So lather up in sunscreen, fill your Nalgene, and strap on those Tevas. You could always head out for a hike or a bike ride, or just hang creekside at Boulder Creek. In  Boulder in summer the options are endless! But here are some ideas for this weekend.

west magnolia flowers

Check out West Magnolia Trailhead in Nederland

The flowers around Ned are seriously beautiful this time of year and this National Forest land is an easy access point to the mountains.  This site even has camping as well and all trails permit non-motorized recreation (and some permit 4-wheelers and other motorized recreation). Quickly escape the plains with a 20 minute drive up the canyon and then just southwest of Nederland. Stopping by Sundance Cafe, almost directly across the road from the trailhead is a pretty tasty choice for afterwards too.


The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival

You know Boulder likes it’s tea. Come check out this downtown festival at the Dushanbe Tea House and enjoy some tea (hopefully some of it is of the iced variety). The festival takes place both Saturday and Sunday this weekend


Open Space and Mountain Parks Programs

City of Boulder Open Space offers a lot of free great programs for you to better enjoy the beautiful land around the Boulder bubble. On Saturday there will be a Newcomer’s Hike to climb a flatiron, an important feat for any Boulderite. Check out other upcoming programs hosted by the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks here.


Farmer’s Market

Lots of food is in season right now!! And a Saturday morning spent at the Farmer’s Market can easily become a full day of fun, with time on Pearl street and perhaps a nice stroll down the Boulder Creek trail.

Lizzie works as a seasonal for City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, spending her days among the flora and fauna of Boulder both on and off the job. When it comes to knowing what to do and whats going on in the numerous open spaces around Boulder, Lizzie is your girl. After graduating from the University of Texas with a Geography: Environmental Resource Management degree, she came to Salida, CO to work in the San Juan National Forest and surrounding areas on a trail crew. Previously she has worked for Boulder County Parks and Open Space, other trail crews, and as an environmental educator. She has a passion for spreading environmental knowledge and bringing nature straight to the people.