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Posts Tagged With ‘ green mountain ’


This Weekend’s 7 Best Hikes in Boulder

November 19th, 2023

Boulder is beautiful and has a great variety of hiking trails to choose from, ranging from beginner’s to more advanced. Try knocking off all of these hikes as it gets warmer! 1. Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail begins in Chautauqua by the ranger station–you’ll know that you’ve started on the right trail when you hit the flagstone staircase; there will also be some signs. This trail is 4 miles long and has a great view of the jagged, rugged, Flatirons & the open valley of Boulder. This trail is best utilized between March and October, and may be icy during the spring. 2.... Read More

Boulder Lake’s Twilight Magic: Green and Bear Mountains Silhouetted

September 28th, 2023

Green Mountain and Bear Mountain are two popular hiking destinations located in Boulder, Colorado. Both mountains offer stunning views of the surrounding area and are popular with hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers. Green Mountain is located in the western foothills of Boulder and has an elevation of 8,148 feet (2,484 meters). It is known for its challenging trails, including the Green Mountain West Ridge Trail, which is a steep climb to the summit. From the top, hikers can enjoy panoramic views of Boulder, the Flatirons, and the Rocky Mountains. Fun fact: Green Mountain is part of... Read More

Capturing Elevation and Elegance: 8,148’ Green Mountain Amidst the Flatirons

August 30th, 2023
a dirt path in the middle of a forest

A breathtaking scene unfolds in this picture, showcasing a majestic Green mountain reaching 8,148 feet into the sky. Its peaks are crowned with lush foliage, creating a vibrant tapestry against the azure backdrop. The renowned Flatirons stand gracefully in the foreground, their distinctive slant captivating the eye. These iconic rock formations, sculpted by time, add a sense of grandeur to the landscape. The interplay of natural elements—the mountain’s elevation, the verdant expanse, and the Flatirons’ unique shapes—creates a harmonious symphony of nature’s artistry, reminding... 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

8 Easy Mountains to Summit in Boulder

September 30th, 2022

Despite winter approaching, there will still be many beautiful days for hiking. While you may not be ready for a winter Fourteener, I think you can definitely summit some of these super close beautiful mountains with amazing views. Just be sure to bring your crampons! Although some of these trails at the right time you may not need the crampons. My list gets progressively harder, so start at the top and climb your way up to the tops of those mountains first. 1. Bald Mountain, 1.5 miles one way: From Boulder, head west on Mapleton and on up about 7 miles on Sunshine Canyon. The small Boulder County... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Boulder Flatirons with Green & Bear Mountains

August 24th, 2022

Early morning photo of the Boulder Flatirons with Green and Bear mountains. The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, in Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green Mountain, running north to south from north to south. The phrase “The Flatirons” is sometimes used to refer to just these five Flatirons. photo credit: Chef Bob Sampson  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week!

September 17th, 2015

Meet Brandy! This super star had ran S. Boulder Peak, Bear Mountain, and Green Mountain all in one jaunt. Why? Well it was her birthday, and she was treating herself to a long and strenuous run in the Flatirons. She is a full time mother, and an attorney in town. Originally from New Orleans, she has adapted very well to altitude to say the least. Happy Birthday!  Read More