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Posts Tagged With ‘ Brainard Lake ’


Unveiling Boulder’s Stargazing Hidden Gem Spots: Where Celestial Wonders Await

February 21st, 2024

When it comes to stargazing, Boulder, Colorado, offers some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or just someone who enjoys gazing at the stars, Boulder has several prime spots for observing the night sky. Let’s explore the best stargazing places in Boulder, Colorado, and uncover the celestial wonders that await. Chautauqua Park One of the most beloved and accessible stargazing spots in Boulder is Chautauqua Park. Situated at the base of the iconic Flatirons, this park offers a perfect combination of natural beauty and clear night... Read More

Blending Realms: The Artistic Journey of Boulder’s Lenny Lensworth Frieling

December 6th, 2023

  Lensworth Photo-All pictures in this article are done by Lensworth.    Abstraction of Restored Antique Tractor at the Yearly Longmont (287) Dougherty Farm Yesteryear Show The farm show presents everything from Blacksmiths and Fiber Spinners, Weavers and Knitters to Steam Powered Log Splitters and restored tractors                                                                             Personal Lake Muse, Waneka Lake, Reflected Trees This is an example of Waneka Lake and Reflection with MAJOR use of saturation.... Read More

Moose Are Loose! Spectacular Moose-Watching Spot at 10,300′ near Boulder

November 24th, 2023

Moose were not historically native to Colorado, but their presence in the state can be traced back to the 1970s. In an effort to restore the moose population and enhance the state’s biodiversity, wildlife officials introduced a small number of moose from Wyoming and Utah to the state’s western regions. Over the years, these transplants thrived and gradually expanded their range into new areas, including parts of Boulder County. Today, moose can be found in several locations near Boulder, offering nature enthusiasts an opportunity to observe these majestic creatures up close. One popular... Read More

Best Birdwatching Locations in the Boulder Area

November 5th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado, is a bird watcher’s paradise. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, this city is surrounded by diverse habitats that attract a wide variety of bird species throughout the year. From the high-elevation forests to the wetlands and grasslands of the plains, Boulder offers something for every birding enthusiast. One of the most popular birding spots in Boulder is the Boulder Creek Path. This paved trail follows the winding Boulder Creek for five and a half miles and provides bird watchers with easy access to a variety of habitats, including riparian areas, cottonwood groves,... Read More

Moose Magic in Boulder’s Backyard: Brainard Lake’s High-Altitude Beauty

September 12th, 2023

Brainard Lake is a pristine alpine gem nestled within the Indian Peaks Wilderness, just a short drive from Boulder, Colorado. At an elevation of approximately 10,500 feet (3,200 meters), this natural wonder offers an awe-inspiring experience that every nature enthusiast must see. First and foremost, Brainard Lake is a true embodiment of Colorado’s natural beauty. The shimmering, crystal-clear waters of the lake are surrounded by towering peaks and lush pine forests. During the summer, the wildflower meadows burst into a riot of colors, creating a picturesque backdrop for hikers and photographers... Read More

Discovering Moose in Boulder County: A Wildlife Enthusiast’s Dream

September 1st, 2023

Do you love the great outdoors? Have you ever dreamed of exploring the wilds of Boulder County and seeing a majestic moose in its natural habitat? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog article, we’ll explore the wilds of Boulder County and provide you with tips on how to spot moose in the area. From the best time of year to visit to the most likely spots to find moose, you’ll be well-prepared to spot these majestic creatures on your next outdoor excursion. So, grab your binoculars and let’s go on an adventure! Discovering Moose Habitats in Boulder County Exploring the habitats of moose in... Read More

Today’s Stunning Image from Brainard Lake at 10,300 feet: Your Daily Dose of Beauty

August 15th, 2023

Nestled amidst the rugged grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, this captivating photograph captures the essence of Brainard Lake’s serene and pristine beauty. The tranquil waters of the lake mirror the surrounding alpine landscape, reflecting a symphony of vivid colors – from the soft blues of the sky to the vibrant greens of the pine trees that stand sentinel along the shoreline. The play of light and shadow creates a mesmerizing dance, as the sun’s golden rays gently caress the peaks, casting a warm glow that contrasts with the cool embrace of the crystalline waters. It’s a moment... Read More

Captivating Photo from 10,396 feet: Discover the Beauty Above Brainard Lake and Long Lake

July 7th, 2023
Continental divide in the background, looking West from just above Brainard Lake, Western Boulder County

This photo, taken from an elevation of 10,396 feet, offers a glimpse of the scenic landscape above Brainard Lake. The view includes Long Lake and extends towards the majestic Continental Divide. The image showcases a tranquil setting with calm waters, lush surroundings, and impressive peaks, inviting observers to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. photo credit: Lenny Frieling  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Aspens near Brainard Lake

September 26th, 2022

Brainard Lake Recreation Area, northwest of Ward, has two trails that highlight the fall foliage: Mount Audubon and the Sourdough Trail. The Audubon Trail provides excellent views of the aspens, whereas the Sourdough Trail provides a more dense forest experience. Driving time from Boulder is around 50 minutes. Photo credits: Les Madson  Read More