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Flatirons Golf Course

April 16th, 2018

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Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado

March 11th, 2018

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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

02-09-2018

February 8th, 2018

The beautiful rock formation on the Flatirons. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 5th, 2018

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Allison

May 16th, 2017

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog, Allison can be found playing pool at her go-to spot—the 28th St. Tavern. After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Ashley

May 13th, 2017

“The mountains speak to my faerie soul” Hailing all the way from Florida, Ashley has worked as a professional faerie since she was 10 years old. She does so in pursuit of bringing laughter, love, and joy to the world. Being by the mountains “makes me feel like I’m at home” she says. Right now Ashley is looking for her next great adventure; having worked in costuming, real estate, and her very own faerie business she hopes to keep bringing joy and happiness to those around her wherever her adventures take her.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 29th, 2017

Whether blazing his own trail or following someone else’s, Dakota is always moving forward. He frequently partakes in trail runs and 14er expeditions, hoping to combine the two this upcoming summer. Dakota’s passion for the outdoors reaches all facets of his life, though. Spearheading a plan to install a community garden/ learning landscape, he will be the first person to implement such am environment on CU Boulder’s East Campus. Although he was born and raised in the Midwest, Boulder and the mountains are home to this outdoor enthusiast. Thanks Dakota!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 16th, 2017

Keith didn’t think he was going to make it to the summit of the flatirons. He’s from Pennsylvania, but made the trip out to Boulder so he could visit a friend. Keith was worried that hiking mountains that are already a mile high would prove to be difficult. He was especially worried about getting altitude sickness and suffering through horrible headaches – which have been a problem for him in the past. After hearing stories from friends and family that have visited, he was expecting to be out of breath and in need of oxygen almost immediately. But, on the contrary, he found it much easier... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 16th, 2017

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Bouldering in Boulder?? — You know it’s gotta be good

January 26th, 2017

The history of rock climbing and bouldering had its genesis with mountaineering and alpinism in the late 18th century, although climbing rocks had been a feat accomplished long before. In the 14th century, a Native American tribe called the Anasazi drilled holes and carved stairs into rock cliffs in Chaco Canyon, but it wasn’t until 1786 with the first ascent of Mont Blanc, that the ‘modern era’ of climbing truly came into being. The history of Boulder’s rock climbing and bouldering history began a little over one hundred years later in 1896 when a group of Boulder Hikers formed the Rocky... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

October 4th, 2016

This girl has Boulder written all over her. The Boulder atmosphere and beauty runs through her veins. Hannah loves skiing and passionately played softball for some time in  here life. It’s so ironic how you can just catch good vibes from people, because she felt like I was a cool guy from the vibes she caught from me, and she was an umpire on college level. She acquired a tattoo of the flatiron on her shoulder as a constant reminder of where she’s from and how amazing it is to be from a place where people come to tour almost everyday. Hannah says she always wanted to be here in Boulder... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 18th, 2016

Guess who I found exploring Chautauqua Park? This lovely lady, Julia Fallman. It’s safe to say that Julia is making a positive impact on the Boulder community, not only at Impact Hub Boulder as a Communications and Programming Coordinator, but also at Unreasonable Institute as a Global Labs Maverick. Julia describes Boulder as, “a sunny place where entrepreneurship meets the outdoors. In one day I could go for a trail run, go to work, climb the Flatirons, and grab dinner at the farmers market.” Cheers to that Julia!  Read More

Hike of the Week: Flagstaff

August 26th, 2016

Flagstaff is one of the those hikes that the locals know and is popular with tourists, so if you haven’t checked out Flagstaff, you must put it on the list as one of the trails to do before summer ends! Like many of Boulder’s hiking trails, Flagstaff offers a variety of options for hikers; unlike some of the other nearby trails, the summit can also be reached by road which I have heard is a popular date night spot for its incredible views of the city, the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you have the time, be sure to check out Flagstaff... Read More

Outdoor Photos: Quick and Dirty Tips

April 15th, 2016

                        If you’re a fan of the beautiful Boulder wilderness, you’ve no doubt tried to capture it on a camera or smartphone. The looming Flatirons provide the perfect backdrop for any nature photos. Boulder’s Open Space and trails are the perfect venue to catch the perfect nature shot. Here’s some tips for catching that perfect, Instagram-worthy shot in the outdoors. Bring a camera. This one should be obvious. Your camera can range from an old school disposable camera, to a smartphone camera, to a high-end DSLR.... Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

April 1st, 2016

                          Now that the March snow-mageddon has subsided, its time to start getting back out on the trails. And what better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more.   But, before heading into the great outdoors with... Read More

Fun in the Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow

March 25th, 2016

Fun in the Sun Snow: How to Make the best of Spring Snow   Boulder got slammed with a massive storm which blanketed out hiking trails in snow, and more is expected this weekend. Instead of hiding indoors all day, here’s a few ways to enjoy the snowy outdoors around Boulder.   Snowshoeing: For those that want to get their hiking fix, snowshoeing provides a viable means of snow-top transport. The wide footprint of the snowshoe will allow you to float above the snowy wet surface. Snowshoes are allowed at Chautauqua Park and most hiking venues in Boulder. Snowshoes can be rented at Crystal... Read More

Boulder’s Terrifying Mascot from the 1980s!

March 8th, 2016

Meet “Buddy Boulder,” the mascot proving that even the gleaming citizens of Boulder sometimes make bad decisions. Or eerie ones at the very least. How was this grinning stone created? Well, in 1984 the Boulder Hotel and Motel Association had a “Mascot Mania” event whereby people were allowed to submit mascot ideas for the city of Boulder. The winners received cash prizes. You would think money would be incentive to create something inviting and recognizable. Sure, Buddy has the Flatirons on his head, but we just can’t stop looking at his cold, shifty, doll eyes. The... 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

Boulder Weekly Events

March 6th, 2016

This week is dedicated to new Boulderites. If you’re visiting for a few days or just moved to Boulder, these are the things you must do and witness for yourself. The Flatirons: Those who love the outdoors and hiking, this is the spot for you. It is a gorgeous trail all the way to the top. And if you don’t want to hike, have a picnic at the bottom, and enjoy the view of the beautiful Flatirons behind you. Chautauqua Park: Right across the street from the Flatirons is a fun park to hang out with family and friends. Sometimes there are festivals or concerts. Pearl Street Mall: This is the best... Read More