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Outdoor Adventure of the Week: Historic Eldora

January 29th, 2016

When you hear people talk about Eldora here in Boulder County nearly everyone’s mind goes to the same place: Eldora Ski Resort. But have you ever been to the Historic town of Eldora just below the popular ski resort? Admittedly, there isn’t a whole lot to be found here as many of the town buildings are shuttered with a few newer cabins and homes scattered around the valley, but if you are up for a snowshoe adventure this is the spot for you. A one-time gold mining camp, Eldora is neatly tucked back into Roosevelt National Forest. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic... Read More

Boulder Ski Shop Gives Back

November 8th, 2015

Crystal Ski shop has been serving Boulder and its surrounding communities for almost 40 years.  Independent, family owned and operated, and dedicated to upstanding service, Crystal represents the gold standard in the Boulder business community.  Current owner and ski tech extraordinaire, Justin Burger says Crystal ski shop helped him develop his own love of skiing; renting his very first pairs of skis at the tender age of just two years old!  Before purchasing the business in 2009, Justin actually worked as a rental tech at Crystal through his years as a CU business student starting back in... Read More

Try a Hike That Starts at Hessie Trailhead, in Eldora, CO

October 16th, 2014

So it is indeed getting chillier… but SO WHAT. You are a devout outdoorsman or outdoorswoman and nothing less than apocalyptic plague of locust would stop you from racing up mountains, rambling through rivers, or taking Zibeon, your falcon, out for a jaunt. A great place to start is   at the Hessie Trailhead, which leads into the Indian Peaks Wilderness, no matter your level of outdoorsy-ness. I list several hike options below ranging from easy to difficult. Easy Hikes First Waterfalls on Middle Boulder Creek: A very short hike from the actual trailhead, and just over 0.6 mile from parking... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Boulder Rocks

March 12th, 2014

Happy cows may come from California, but happy people come from Boulder. And for good reason! Boulder has so much to offer, it’s no wonder that people here are considered to be among the happiest in the country. Narrowing this list down was the real challenge, but here are ten reasons why Boulder rocks: 1. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Okay, maybe that’s three reasons, but the main theme here is mountains. Nestled right at the base of the Rockies, Boulder has over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless opportunities for climbing and bouldering (imagine that). Even if you don’t... Read More