Gunbarrel: named after a historic local stagecoach route

1. Take a tea tour


Nationwide tea-maker Celestial Seasonings is based out of Gunbarrel. Locals and tourists alike can take a free tour of the tea factory, where you can learn how their tea is made, experience the infamous mint room, and taste samples. After the tour you can visit the tea shop and buy their every day and limited edition teas, or sit down with a cup at the Celestial Cafe.

2. Visit Twin Lakes Open Space

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Twin Lakes Open Space has plenty of trails, both of which are accepting of dogs (though the trail has specific on-leash and off-leash sections; check out their website for more information). Twin Lakes also has wetland wildlife and fishing opportunities to spend a relaxing afternoon.

3. Hike at White Rocks Trailhead

Image courtesy of 5280 Magazine

Image courtesy of 5280 Magazine

White Rocks Trailhead is a unique hiking opportunity because many of the trails are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the trails also allow for horses, provided you keep them on the designated path to preserve the wildlife. The family-friendly trails are sprawled throughout Gunbarrel, including through some private property, so be sure to grab a map before you go!

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.