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Gross Reservoir: One of Boulder’s Best Kept Secrets

May 7th, 2020

Summer is approaching and it is a glorious thing. For those looking to hike, bike, climb and fish, it is time to head past your favorite Chautauqua hike and to get deeper into the Front Range. Summer in Boulder means adventuring during the day and soaking up the campfire glow at night. For those that are lucky, over the next few months your puffy jacket will be drenched in a smoky smell and your Subaru will have a thin layer of mud on the floorboards. Boulder sits in the gateway to the Rockies and within an hour drive there are countless camping locations, climbing hideaways, and world class hikes. Gross... Read More

Take a Hike at Bear Canyon in Boulder

February 12th, 2015

Bear Canyon, in south west Boulder begins at a trailhead nestled in a neighborhood. Bear Canyon Trailhead is grouped together with the NCAR trailhead and a couple other access points.  The hike begins with several different wide trails that area residents like to run, take their young children to, or walk their dog as there is not too much of a grade and no difficult obstacles. The views include rolling grassy and shrub covered hills, the Flatirons, and a lush riparian corridor. As the hike progresses, scars from the September 2013 flood are apparent and even impede the trail. There’s washed... Read More

Winter Fun this Weekend and an Icy Mud Lake

January 22nd, 2015

Mud Lake is a great park to check out after a snow. The Nederland Park is known during the winter for its sweet snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Bicycles, horses, and leashed dogs are permitted also.  Best of all, there is a nice picnic shelter for some lakeside hot cocoa at the park. You can find out more about Mud Lake here.   Other than Mud Lake here are some fun things to do (sort of outside) this weekend: Birds of Prey Driving Tour on 1/24/2015 at 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with Boulder County Parks and Open Space (registration required) Free Newcomer’s Hike: Crash Course in OSMP... Read More