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Boulder’s Best-Kept Secret: Exploring the Enchantment of Bear Mountain

February 22nd, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Boulder, Colorado, lies a hidden gem waiting to be discovered – Bear Mountain. This enchanting destination offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and tranquility, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and explorers. As you embark on a journey to uncover the secret charms of Bear Mountain, prepare to be captivated by its rugged terrain, breathtaking vistas, and rich biodiversity. A Natural Wonderland Upon setting foot on Bear Mountain, you’ll find yourself immersed in a natural wonderland unlike any other. The landscape is characterized... Read More

Boulder, Colorado’s Bear Mountain – 8,459 ft

November 30th, 2023

Bear Peak is commonly considered to be towards the southern end of Boulder’s Flatirons range, a group of rock formations on the city’s western outskirts. Hiking to the summit of Bear Peak is a popular activity. In addition to trekking, Bear Peak is home to at least three rock climbing formations: The Slab, The Goose, and Seal Rock. The rock climbs on these formations range from 5.2 (easy) to 5.13 (tough). The Flagstaff Fire started on June 26, 2012, and burnt an upper area of Bear Peak. Although some homes in south Boulder were evacuated, no structures were destroyed in the fire. The... Read More

Boulder Lake’s Twilight Magic: Green and Bear Mountains Silhouetted

September 28th, 2023

Green Mountain and Bear Mountain are two popular hiking destinations located in Boulder, Colorado. Both mountains offer stunning views of the surrounding area and are popular with hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. Green Mountain is located in the western foothills of Boulder and has an elevation of 8,148 feet (2,484 meters). It is known for its challenging trails, including the Green Mountain West Ridge Trail, which is a steep climb to the summit. From the top, hikers can enjoy panoramic views of Boulder, the Flatirons, and the Rocky Mountains. Fun fact: Green Mountain is part of... Read More

Most Difficult Hiking Trails in Boulder

June 3rd, 2023

Boulder, Colorado is a nature lover’s paradise and a hiker’s dream destination. The city is surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities. The town is home to numerous hiking trails with varying difficulty levels, and each trail offers a unique experience for hikers. The scenic beauty of Boulder is unmatched, and its hiking trails are known for their incredible views of the mountain ranges, wildlife, and flora. The city has an extensive network of trails, including the famous Chautauqua Park, Mount Sanitas, and the Flatirons. These trails... Read More

8 Easy Mountains to Summit in Boulder

September 30th, 2022

Despite winter approaching, there will still be many beautiful days for hiking. While you may not be ready for a winter Fourteener, I think you can definitely summit some of these super close beautiful mountains with amazing views. Just be sure to bring your crampons! Although some of these trails at the right time you may not need the crampons. My list gets progressively harder, so start at the top and climb your way up to the tops of those mountains first. 1. Bald Mountain, 1.5 miles one way: From Boulder, head west on Mapleton and on up about 7 miles on Sunshine Canyon. The small Boulder County... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Boulder Flatirons with Green & Bear Mountains

August 24th, 2022

Early morning photo of the Boulder Flatirons with Green and Bear mountains. The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, in Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green Mountain, running north to south from north to south. The phrase “The Flatirons” is sometimes used to refer to just these five Flatirons. photo credit: Chef Bob Sampson  Read More