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Posts Tagged With ‘ hiking trails ’

 

Trail Review: Green Mountain West Trail, Boulder CO

February 7th, 2018

You can find the Green Mountain West Trail up the winding roads of the Boulder County Open Space. This 2.7 mile out-and-back trail gains 627 feet and offers stunning mountain vistas and a vantage point of Boulder below. If the weather is good, get there early or late to find parking on the gravel side of the road. Our ratings: Crowd: 3.5/5. This is a moderately popular trail. Depending on the weather and time of day, you’ll be sharing this trail with a decent group of people. The hike itself typically isn’t very busy, but once you reach the summit you’ll be jockeying for space with most of... Read More

Outdoor Adventure of the Week: Gross Reservoir

January 15th, 2016

It’s Saturday morning on a holiday weekend and I bet you are wondering the same thing as most of the folks in Boulder. What am I going to do with myself this weekend? Lucky for you I did all of the research for you earlier this week, so if you are up for a bit of an adventure, enjoy beautiful scenery, and are in need of some physical activity, you might consider heading up and over Flagstaff Mountain until you descend upon Gross Reservoir. When coming from Boulder, you will first find yourself at the North side of the reservoir, where you will discover one of the most scenic options for your... Read More

6 Fall Hikes Around Boulder to See Aspen

September 10th, 2015

It is Fall! We are past Labor Day (usually the official end of summer), but we still have a few days until the Autumnal Equinox on September 23. I’d expect lots of warm days in Boulder to come, but in the mountains, it is really starting to feel like fall. Once the aspen trees start to turn its a narrow window of time to see the mountains shrouded in gold.  There’s several places a quick drive from Boulder to go check out the leaves. Many people simply drive around and then turn back. But not you! Use this list to do some serious leaf peeping around Boulder. Hessie Trailhead, Eldora,... Read More