Walden Ponds looking West

One of the ponds at Walden Ponds boasts a scenic mountain backdrop, but its hard to see sometimes with skies full of December haze.

Walden Ponds Park, owned and managed by Boulder County, is a small gem nestled into Gunbarrel, on the outskirts of Boulder.

The park hosts anglers, bird-watchers, walkers, runners, and many a nature program. While the park sustained some flood damage, the majority of the trails are open as well as the fishing areas. The park is popular throughout the year for bird watching, with many migratory birds stopping over, such as white pelicans. The park is much quieter than some other parks on the plains around Boulder, which is especially true in winter, making it a great place to take a break from daily stresses.

Check out Boulder County’s website for more information on Walden Ponds.