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Dynamic Boulder Landscapes: Views from the Front Range to the Valley

April 4th, 2024
green grass field with mountains during daytime

As the sun rises and sets, casting its golden hues across the land, the Front Range, the Divide, the Plains, and the Valley unveil a mesmerizing panorama that captivates the soul. The ever-changing beauty of these diverse landscapes offers a dynamic canvas of natural wonders, each with its own unique allure and charm. Let’s delve into the enchanting vistas of these distinct regions and discover the magic they hold. The Majestic Front Range Standing tall and proud, the Front Range paints a stunning picture of rugged peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. This iconic mountain range,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 20th, 2024

  Faces of Boulder: Climbers’ Ascent on the Flatirons In Boulder, Colorado, climbers tackle the Flatirons, their efforts a testament to the city’s love for adventure and the great outdoors. Against a stunning backdrop, each climber’s journey up the rugged terrain embodies Boulder’s spirit, merging human determination with nature’s challenge. This moment captures the essence of “Faces of Boulder,” celebrating the community’s connection to its natural surroundings and adventurous soul.  Read More

What the Heck is a Chautauqua?

February 10th, 2024

Every Boulderite knows that Chautauqua is up on 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, but how did it get there? And what is a Chautauqua anyway? The Chautauqua movement of the late 19th century was an effort to educate rural communities who lacked access to the mass culture being developed in cities. The movement lasted from the 1870s all the way into the 1920s. Rural peoples were hungry for entrainment and brain food, but lacked a way to easily travel because automobiles weren’t widely available until 1910. The “Mother Chautauqua” (which sounds a bit like a spaceship name to me) was... Read More

Boulder Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

January 28th, 2024

Boulder is famous for the majestic sandstone flatirons jutting from the mountainside above the town. Most people probably know that you can hike these soaring monoliths. The first and second flatiron trail is one of the most popular in Boulder County, climbing 2.7 miles through rocky debris and pine forests to sit among the boulders for which the city is named. Our Ratings: Crowd: 2/5. This is a very busy trail. On fair days and weekends you’ll be following a steady stream of other hikers up and down the mountain. Even at sunrise and during the winter the trail is well populated. If you’re... Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

January 22nd, 2024

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

Hiking Boulder’s Marvelous Mesa Trail

January 6th, 2023

The Mesa Trail is the kind of trail where you’ll want to keep your eyes open. It’s a trail where you’ll get incredible views of the Flatirons and a chance to see a lot of wildlife. Other than the dogs you will probably see on the trail (because the trail is dog-friendly), you’ll see falcons, songbirds, coyotes, deer, and red-tailed hawks. Black bears and mountain lions have also been spotted in this area as well, but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll encounter either of these ferocious beasts on your trip to the Mesa trail. The trail itself runs along the base... Read More

The ULTIMATE Guide to Sledding in Boulder

December 31st, 2022

There’s something intensely satisfying about speeding down a snowy hill on a piece of oversized plastic. You call up your friends, scavenge some sleds from the garage, encase yourself in snow clothes, and embark on your journey towards an incredible sledding hill. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to find the right sledding hill. Much like Goldilocks in The Story of Three Bears, certain sledding hills are too short. Or maybe they’re not steep enough. Maybe they’re even too steep. That’s why I’ve organized a list of the very best sledding hills of Boulder,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Jeff

October 16th, 2022

Jeff’s favorite smoothie is filled with every kind of berry he can find in his kitchen. His most recent smoothie included strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, kale, spinach, chia seeds, and peanut butter. As a recent transplant from Minnesota, this dude is passionate about getting out there and talking to everybody we meet on the trail…for at least 10 minutes. We chatted to this one guy who is hiking the TMB (Trail du Mont Blanc) next month and another guy who flies glider planes in Colombia. Jeff can be seen hiking or running at Chautauqua or even climbing up the flatirons.  Read More

Boulder’s Most Expensive Neighborhood

September 27th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado has many lovely neighborhoods spread throughout the city. It has some of the most affluent and expensive neighborhoods in the country. According to zerodown.com, Chautauqua is the most expensive neighborhood on the list, with a median home price of $2,150,056 and a median rent of $1,940. Chautauqua ranks first among all Boulder neighborhoods in terms of home price growth over the last three years. Some of Boulder’s other neighborhoods are as follows: Old North Boulder Table Mesa Gunbarrel East Transit Village Martin Acres Newlands / Mapleton Hill East Boulder South            Read More

6 Events You Can’t Miss This Summer

May 30th, 2018
The Waids

That summer feel is in the air, and many of us are itching to get outside after a long, cold winter. Lucky for us, there are so many wonderful events being hosted in the Boulder area! Here are 6 events you can’t miss this summer: 1. Boulder Plein Art Festival From June 3-June 10, join artists and enthusiasts in paint-outs as they paint beautiful landscapes, cityscapes, and teach workshops. This event is open to the public and you may participate for $35 an event. This fee covers water, sunscreen, and on-site food, but these events are BYOP (bring your own paints). Or attend one of the workshops... Read More