Take a Hike, Dad! The Top 4 Boulder Father’s Day Hikes to Take Your Dad On
Yup, that’s right its Father’s Day this Sunday, May 21. (That’s also the first official day of summer!) Instead of another fancy tie or shave kit, give Dad some time together on a hike. The hikes listed below are my top Father’s day hikes around Boulder, which means they have mild grades, wider trails, and great trailhead facilities like bathrooms, picnic areas, and ample parking which makes things easier for a family.
1. Betasso preserve
Betasso is a boulder favorite for mountain biking, dog walking, and of course family day hikes. A short drive up the canyon, Betasso is a quick getaway into the foothills with ponderosas rising up through rolling grassland. There are cool drainages lush with plants and wildflowers. The Canyon Loop trail is around 3 miles long with mostly mild grades and the most popular trail at Betasso. Betasso is closed to mountain biking on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so if you plan on a hike, Saturday might be better. The Canyon Loop is also good for beginning and intermediate mountain bikers so a family mountain bike trip might be great this Sunday.