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5 FREE Events in Boulder This Weekend

September 13th, 2019

1. Downtown Boulder Fall Fest in Downtown Boulder and Pearl Street Mall 09/13-09/15 10 am to 9 pm This 3-day autumn fest celebrates community and fall with fun events such as live music, great food, local microbrews, wine and margaritas, children’s activities, and over 100 artisans presented by Firefly Handmade Markets. 2. Firefly Handmade Fall Market at Pearl Street Mall 09/13-09/15 10 am to 9 pm Firefly Handmade Fall Market is part of the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest and features and celebrates local artists entrepreneurs, and makers who are passionate about sharing craft and supporting small... Read More

Duck-Orated Friends Race Down Boulder Creek

September 4th, 2019

The 31st annual Boulder Duck Race was a huge success this year, with over 7,000 community members participating in a great cause. Thousands of rubber ducks are poured into Boulder Creek where they “race” down the Creek. Proceeds for the yearly cause goes to the PLAY Boulder Foundation. This includes Boulder Reservoir, EXPAND, PLAYpass, Tree Trust, and YSI. The event gives community members and businesses the opportunity to adopt a racing duck for as little as $10 up to $500. The event also features prizes for the winning ducks and the most creative ducks. Congratulations to the 2019... Read More

The Top 5 Things to do in Boulder this Summer!

May 20th, 2019

Boulder is one of the most scenic and thriving cities in the world all year round. So whether you’re a local or planning a trip, here are our top 5 things to do in Boulder this summer! Hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park Boulder is packed with gorgeous hiking terrain, from quick and easy adventures like Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park, to the Mesa Trail. One of our top ‘must do’s’ is to hike around Eldorado Canyon. If you need help deciding what trail, Rattlesnake Gulch is the one! It takes you past the ruins of the Crags Hotel followed by views of the Continental Divide! Remember, always... Read More

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February 3rd, 2018

Gorgeous view of the waterfall. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

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January 31st, 2018

Stream turning into raging river. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.      Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

April 30th, 2017

Meet Michael! Michael was working for the Avery Brewing Company helping people choose the perfect beer.  Everyone inside and outside the tent was laughing and having a great time, it easily seemed like one of the most fun jobs around. “The hardest part of working in a festival is trying not to indulge in all the fun things that are around you. Self-restraint, I would say.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 24th, 2016

 Meet Dan and Elliot. These guys are fly fishers. They’ve been doing this for years now, and on a warm Sunday at 4pm they decided to come to Boulder Creek to fish for trout. You are not allowed to keep the trout that you catch in the creek, so they just get a hook and toss it back in. But don’t be fooled, just because these guys are fishing in Boulder Creek doesn’t make them new to the sport. Dan recently trekked all the way to Montana to fly fish with his dad, battling massive fish in raging rapids with just his rod and his hands. They like the atmosphere of the creek in Boulder,... Read More

Tube to Work Day: a Friday Commute

July 20th, 2016

Last Friday, for the 9th year in a row, Boulderites from businesses all over town ditched their wheels, picked up their inner tubes, and hopped into Boulder Creek to ride the waves to work. Dressed in everything from a full suit and tie to tight flashy spandex and wacky wigs, tubers gathered along Boulder Creek all morning and plunged into cold water with high spirits and a big smile. It was a sunny day with rushing ice-cold creek water and over 500 people tubing to work … a quintessential Friday in Boulder, Colorado. Tube to Work Day has quickly established itself as a tradition in this town.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 28th, 2016

Meet Rae – an aspiring photographer and art student at CU Boulder. Rae was out and about by Boulder Creek near CU’s campus capturing pictures for her upcoming photography project. She loves getting out in nature and capturing what she sees through her camera lens. As a senior, she is planning her next steps after graduation. She plans on staying in the Boulder area to pursue her love of art and capturing the landscape around her. “There is no better retreat for me than to get out of the routine and lost in nature. I make sure to do a solo hike and photo shoot every week,”... Read More

Explaining Boulder County’s Name and Shape

February 3rd, 2016

Most of the West was divided up into straight-edged, boxy regions and subdivisions (take a look at poor Yuma County). Boulder County escapes the purely rectangular form of other counties in Colorado, and today we will tell you why. Plus, we will tell you why it’s named Boulder (but we bet you can guess). The need for Colorado to become a territory coincided with the secession of several southern states from the Union in 1861. Colorado applied for statehood that year, and offered the Union secure access to precious mineral deposits. Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties of... Read More

8 Budget-Friendly Activities for New Boulder Students

August 19th, 2015

There are hundreds of items to recommend for Boulder newcomers. Since it’s move-in season for freshman I’ll focus on some budget friendly Boulder activities. This list has some obvious activities, and maybe some a new resident wouldn’t know about. Whip out that calendar, and let’s get started. 1. Welcomefest (free for students) August 22 @ 5:30pm I know how many times a freshman will hear about “Welcomefest” this coming week, but in all honesty it is a pretty cool show. It’s made even better because it’s free! CU Boulder puts on a show for new... Read More

Pavlov’s Ducks

May 31st, 2015

Conditioning, in the Ivan Pavlov sense, is a strange thing. As people we’re able to think our way in or out of most anything, yet we’re no less subject to the process. This was on display last weekend at the annual Boulder Creek Festival, which saw the return of the Rubber Duck Race. If unfamiliar, here’s the score: literally thousands of caution-yellow rubber ducks are released into Boulder Creek en masse; the first to cross the finish line is the champ, and the “sponsor” of that duck wins a grand prize. It’s a quirky but fun tradition, and all proceeds go to the EXPAND program. Win-win. Due... Read More

Climbing Spots Close to Home

May 29th, 2015

Living in Boulder has countless benefits. There is a coffee shop, trail run, or climbing gym on every corner, but most importantly, the Front Range is littered with boulders and sport crags. If you’ve only got an afternoon to spend climbing, there are a handful of spots within a fifteen-minute drive or short hike. The list here is certainly not exhaustive, but these three locations have some great rock and quality lines. Flagstaff Flagstaff is an epicenter for bouldering. Some love it, some hate it, but if you are looking for roadside boulders, this is the place to go. The rough granite at... Read More

Try Walker Ranch for Your Next Fall Hike or Bike

October 30th, 2014
Walker Ranch

Located just past the summit of Flagstaff Mountain, a short scenic drive from downtown Boulder, this large Boulder County Open Space park sports over 10 miles of trails as well as fantastic natural and cultural history. Check out Walker Ranch on BoulderCounty.org The Walker Ranch Loop is a 7.8 mile loop that meets South Boulder Creek multiple times and takes you through diverse terrain of a foothills ecosystem.  From singletrack sections through thick pine trees to sprawling meadows complete with views from all directions, this trail will take you on quite a journey. The best part about this... Read More

Faces of Boulder: EARTH MAN and The Boulder Creek

September 18th, 2014

Everyone who lives or has visited Boulder knows that street performers populate the Pearl Street Mall on a daily basis putting on shows for Boulderite audiences and those who are passing by, but there is one real-life super hero street performer in Boulder who advocates for environmental awareness and enlightens those who pass by him that we are always all together on the same team no matter where we come from. That team is Team Earth and that super hero is none other than the famous face of Boulder: EARTH MAN! This AboutBoulder post features several images and information about EARTH MAN and others... Read More

Ultimate Boulder Summer To-Do List!

July 1st, 2014

It’s officially summer and by now you probably know that Boulder summers are second to none! Don’t worry if World Cup fever has prevented you from getting crackin’ at your “Summer To-Do” list, I’ve got you covered with a couple Boulder summer must-do’s!  First things first: Get outside! Boulder (and basically the entire state of Colorado) is home to the active, outdoor folk. During the summer, you can find a plethora of hiking, climbing, biking, running, and water-sporting opportunities. Boulder alone boasts dozens of trails to explore with spectacular views. The Flatirons are a... Read More

The Rapids of Boulder Creek are Now Moving Even More Rapidly

June 4th, 2014

Due to Colorado’s recent monsoon season, river levels have begun to rise an extraordinary amount. River levels in the spring are typically much lower, and Boulder has had to make a few adjustments because of this. For example, at Boulder Creek Fest, the normally calm river was turning parts of the creek area into swampland. The annual Boulder Creek Rubber Duck Race was even moved to an inflatable pool due to the river levels being too high. The Creek Fest wasn’t the only thing that was effected, however. The Boulder Creek Path’s underpasses have also been flooded recently, and... Read More

Biking Around Boulder: Finding Your Ideal Bike Path

May 21st, 2014

Boulder is known as one of America’s best bike-friendly cities, and with good reason. There are tons of paths for both road cycling as well as mountain biking, so there’s really something for everyone in Boulder. It can be hard to choose a good path, however, due to the sheer amount of options available. Luckily, in this particular blog post, I’ll point out a few of Boulder’s best bike routes. Boulder Creek Path Boulder Creek Path is one of Boulder’s most well-known walking and biking areas. Its 5.5 miles of beautiful scenery make it a very aesthetic ride, and its... Read More

Facing the Flood

September 13th, 2013

It all began on Wednesday evening, around sundown, when the rain started dumping. Forget cats and dogs, this was lions and bears. I was heading back from a friend’s house and remember thinking that the raindrops were so big and coming down so hard that it felt more like hail than rainfall. After being outside for only about a minute I was as drenched in water as if I’d just climbed out of a swimming pool. The heavy rain kept up and continued throughout the night and all the way through Thursday. So far, we’ve recorded six to eight inches of rainfall and nearly every waterway... Read More