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Outdoor Pics of the Day – Boulder after Spring Snow Storm

May 22nd, 2022

Outdoor Boulder photos captured on Sunday morning following Boulder’s spring snowstorm. Boulder recieved 8.3 inches of snow. Photographed at 75th and Arapahoe Avenues. Photo Credits: Greg Anderson    Read More

Best 5 Hiking Trails in Boulder, Colorado

May 18th, 2022

The following are the top five hiking trails in Boulder, Colorado, as assessed by recent Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Flatirons The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, near 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. The First and Second Flatirons Loop is a 2.7-mile widely traveled loop route situated... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

May 17th, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – CU from top of Flatirons

May 11th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder was established in 1876 as a public university. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,300 students (fall 2020), is located in the city, and covers 600 acres. The academic calendar is semester-based. The CU campus shot from the top of the Flatirons. Photo Credit: Mikey Kahn    Read More

Visit Boulder’s Number One Top Rated Attraction

May 11th, 2022

Fun facts on the Boulder Flatirons: In 1953, Dale Johnson (Geol’54) climbed the third peak on roller skates using ropes and belays. They have an average slope of 55 degrees. A white “CU” was painted on the side of the third flatiron until the city painted over it in 1980: It is still visible to keen-eyed observers. In 2010, Stefan Griebel (ElEngr’97; MS’00) speed-climbed the east face of the third Flatiron in only 5 minutes 59 seconds. According to the most recent Trip Advisor evaluations, the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado are the most popular tourist destination in... Read More

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder

May 6th, 2022

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder Outstanding hiking trails await you in the city of Boulder, Colorado.  Featuring incredible scenery, Boulder’s tracks provide unforgettable challenges for novices and experts alike.   Before starting out on any hike, always make sure you are prepared for the elements. Well-fitting, broken-in hiking boots are essential – along with several layers of appropriate clothing and a hat. Make sure you take enough drinking water, snacks, emergency food supplies and a medical kit. Don’t forget that your skin can lose a lot of vital moisture during long hikes,... Read More

Top 7 Best Hiking Trails – Boulder, Colorado

May 4th, 2022

Here are the top rated hiking trails in Boulder, Colorado, according to Trip Advisor reviews: 1. Flatirons 2. Royal Arch 3. Mount Sanitas Trail 4. Mesa Trail 5. Sugarloaf Mountain 6. Deer Mountain Trail 7. Anne U. White https://bouldercolorado.gov/locations/trail/search/trail    Read More

Pic of the Day – Fishing in Boulder!

May 1st, 2022

FISHING EVENTS: Kids Gone Fishing Clinics These clinics are for kids age 5 to 15 who have never fished or who want to learn more about how to fish. They take place several days throughout the summer. Senior Fish-off Most years Boulder County and Broomfield County seniors (65 years and older) are invited to participate in Boulder County’s fish-off for seniors in spring. Awards and a fish fry picnic are part of the festivities. Senior and Junior Fishing Derby Invite a kid to go fishing at the annual Boulder County senior and junior fishing derby. This autumn event is open to seniors 65 and older... Read More

Increased Mountain Lion Activity Reported in Boulder County – Tips on How to Stay Safe

April 28th, 2022

A woman was running with her dog in Nederland recently when a mountain lion attacked and severely injured the animal, which is now being treated at home. According to an account of the attack on a GoFundMe campaign set up to help owner Sarah Jane Romano pay her veterinarian bills, the dog, a pit bull named Talia, suffered a skull fracture and puncture wounds on her head and neck. Talia spent the night at the Boulder Animal Hospital following the incident. Romano is described as a single mother, a dance teacher, and a massage therapist on her GoFundMe page. If you encounter a mountain lion, be sure... Read More

[LIVE] Osprey Camera ~ Boulder County Fairgrounds

April 26th, 2022

Boulder County Fairgrounds Osprey Camera Provided by: Parks & Open Space Foundation Fairgrounds Osprey This is one of several osprey nests in Boulder County. In the spring of 2003, this osprey pair began nesting on a light pole at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and returned each year. In 2009, wildlife biologists moved the nest to its current location just east of the Cattail pond for the birds’ safety. The pair shifted to the new location with ease. Our biologists believe that the local surge in nests may be offspring returning to their previous habitat area. In 2014 and 2015, a female osprey... Read More

Boulder’s Top 8 Fun Things To Do Alone

April 6th, 2022
Boulder Theater

Here are the Top Rated fun activities to do alone in Boulder, Colorado, according on the most recent Yelp ratings: Top Best Fun Things To Do Alone in Boulder, CO Celestial Seasonings Tour and Tea Shop Museum of Boulder Boulder Public Library Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Boulder Theater Caffè Sole Liquid Descent Grand Adventures  Read More

Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder, CO ~ Photo of the Day

March 23rd, 2022

This photo was taken this afternoon in Boulder from Douglass Elementary School. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More

[VIDEO] Mountain Lion Activity Reported: Carolyn Heights/Parkside Boulder Neighborhoods

February 14th, 2022

Boulder and the surrounding areas are seeing an increased level of Mountain Lion activity. This current sighting is unusual as most of the Mountain Lion sightings are closer to the mountains and West of Broadway. Please read the helpful Tips below on what to do if you encounter a Mountain Lion. Just yesterday at 7:14 am, a Boulder resident around the sub-divisions of Carolyn Heights/Parkside reported two mountain lions in his driveway. Luckily his pets were in the house and are safe. He mentioned that another neighbor in the area reported tracks in the snow in their driveway as well. PLEASE be... Read More

6 Fall Hikes Around Boulder to See Aspen

October 16th, 2020

It is Fall! We are past Labor Day (usually the official end of summer), but we still have a few days until the Autumnal Equinox on September 23. I’d expect lots of warm days in Boulder to come, but in the mountains, it is really starting to feel like fall. Once the aspen trees start to turn its a narrow window of time to see the mountains shrouded in gold.  There’s several places a quick drive from Boulder to go check out the leaves. Many people simply drive around and then turn back. But not you! Use this list to do some serious leaf peeping around Boulder. Hessie Trailhead, Eldora,... Read More

The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project And Future Changes

September 24th, 2018

While the reservoir will remain open throughout construction, there will be some changes and areas that are temporarily closed. The attached graphic outlines the anticipated schedule and impacts. Denver Water strives to provide Boulder and Denver residents with the latest information on how recreational activities will be impacted during the planned expansion of Gross Reservoir this season and beyond.      Read More


January 30th, 2018

Hiking on the broken trial. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More


January 29th, 2018

Bikers at Valmont bike park. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Take a Hike, Dad! The Top 4 Boulder Father’s Day Hikes to Take Your Dad On

June 18th, 2015

Yup, that’s right its Father’s Day this Sunday, May 21. (That’s also the first official day of summer!) Instead of another fancy tie or shave kit, give Dad some time together on a hike. The hikes listed below are my top Father’s day hikes around Boulder, which means they have mild grades, wider trails, and great trailhead facilities like bathrooms, picnic areas, and ample parking which makes things easier for a family. 1. Betasso preserve Betasso is a boulder favorite for mountain biking, dog walking, and of course family day hikes.  A short drive up the canyon, Betasso... Read More