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Posts Tagged With ‘ chautauqua ’

 

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

Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

February 21st, 2018

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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 15th, 2016

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

August in Boulder

August 12th, 2016

August in Boulder means hot summer temperatures, students coming back to school, and summer events beginning to wind down. In order to make the most of these last few weeks of August, here are a couple things to keep in mind: School is starting up again. All month, the Hill has been a hotbed of college students moving out of their old places and into their new ones. Mattresses and couches and toaster ovens are left on the side of the roads like some kind of post-apocalyptic disaster has struck. Classes start up again at CU Boulder on Monday, August 22nd, so be warned. The week of August 22nd will... Read More

Boulder in Motion: Murmuration

May 17th, 2016

It’s no secret that Boulder is home to a thriving art scene. With countless galleries and performance spaces, one could very easily spend every weekend, and most weekdays, exploring a new area within this cultural sphere. If you’re one of these weekend gallery warriors, get yourself a ticket for Murmuration this Saturday, May 21st and explore a whole new side of the performing arts. Produced by Block 1750, Murmuration blends extensive genres of dance and music to create a collaborative work. The show, its name stemming from the vast flocks that starlings form, echoes its namesake through the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 14th, 2016

Newlyweds, Nick and Madison, moved to Boulder last summer from Dallas, Texas. Originally meeting in Denver eight years ago, they decided after their Dallas wedding, that they wanted to set up their new home in the same area where they connected. Since then, they have been so busy exploring more of their new home and experiencing all that Boulder has to offer. On a typical weekend, you will find this couple hiking in Chautauqua park with their dogs, Mason and Marcus, or even venturing into the National Park to do some hiking or snow shoeing. After their morning adventure, you will find these two... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 7th, 2016

Happy Monday, Boulder! Kevin and Andrea spend their Mondays running on the trails in Chautauqua Park. Every morning, they spend a little time together before they both are off to their separate jobs. “We both are very busy, so we make sure to spend a little time together every day doing what we both love to do – running and hiking,” says Kevin. Andrea mentioned that they met in college, as cross country runners, and since then have become inseparable. “We keep each other motivated,” she said. What a better way to spend time in the mountains, than with the one you... Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

January 6th, 2016

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

What the Heck is a Chautauqua?

September 15th, 2015

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

The ULTIMATE Guide to Sledding in Boulder

December 31st, 2014

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

The Grand Re-Opening of the Royal Arch Trail

November 26th, 2014

Over a year ago, the floods damaged many of the hiking trails in the Chautauqua area. Many of these trails were repaired fairly quickly, but one took longer than others. The Royal Arch trail was devastated by the floods, and it was quite difficult to put it all back together. You may even recognize a few new routes that had to navigate around the flood’s more serious damages. It couldn’t have been rebuilt without a team of dedicated workers, however. Mike Patton, OSMP director, talked about the reconstruction in a news release. “With combined hard work from the local climbing... Read More

Hiking Boulder’s Marvelous Mesa Trail

August 7th, 2014

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