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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the day!

February 26th, 2024

In this edition of “Faces of Boulder,” we spotlight a quintessential Boulder couple, embracing the great outdoors in their essence. Cloaked in the unmistakable Patagonia gear that speaks to Boulder’s outdoor spirit, these long-time residents find tranquility and companionship along the serene banks of Boulder Creek. Accompanied by their loyal Labrador Retriever, the scene is a testament to the city’s love for nature, pets, and the shared moments that define the Boulder lifestyle. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the Flatirons that stand majestically in the distance,... Read More

Dog Days in Boulder: Unraveling the Ultimate Hiking Adventures

February 24th, 2024

Boulder, Colorado is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and what better way to enjoy its natural beauty than by hitting the trails with your furry friend? With an abundance of dog-friendly hiking trails, Boulder offers an unforgettable experience for both you and your canine companion. From easy strolls to challenging treks, there’s something for every hiker and their four-legged friend to enjoy. Scenic Trails for Leisurely Walks For a leisurely hike with your dog, consider exploring the picturesque trails at Chautauqua Park. The Chautauqua Trailhead offers several easy to moderate trails,... Read More

Boulder’s Oasis of Wellness: A Blueprint for Vibrant Health and Happiness

February 24th, 2024

Welcome to Boulder, Colorado, a vibrant and diverse city known for its beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, and thriving health and wellness scene. From yoga studios to organic cafes, Boulder is a hub of wellness-focused activities and resources. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this guide will help you explore and take advantage of the city’s many offerings for staying healthy and happy. So put on your walking shoes and let’s discover the vibrant health and wellness scene in Boulder! Discovering the Health and Wellness Hotspots of Boulder Boulder, Colorado is a... Read More

Discovering the Beauty of the Indian Peaks Wilderness: A Boulderite’s Guide

February 22nd, 2024

As a Boulderite, you are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world. From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, the area offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Among the many gems in the Boulder area is the Indian Peaks Wilderness, an area of stunning alpine lakes, jagged peaks, and lush meadows. In this guide, I will share some of my favorite ways to explore the beauty of the Indian Peaks Wilderness from Boulder. Whether you are looking for an easy day hike or a multi-day backpacking trip, this guide will help you find the perfect adventure.... Read More

Boulder, Bouldering, and Beyond: Why CU Students Love Their Rocky Mountain Playground

February 20th, 2024

The University of Colorado Boulder, nestled at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, offers an academic experience unlike any other. Students who choose to study here not only receive a world-class education but also have the unique privilege of calling Boulder their home. There are several compelling reasons why University of Colorado students in Boulder love the city and the opportunity for bouldering in the Rocky Mountains right in their backyard. First and foremost, the natural beauty of Boulder and its surroundings is truly awe-inspiring. The city is known for its striking views... Read More

7 Pawsome Reasons Why Having a Dog in Boulder Will Make Your Life Better

February 19th, 2024

Are you considering getting a dog in Boulder, Colorado? There are countless reasons why having a furry companion in this older, aura-filled city can significantly improve your life. From the breathtaking natural beauty to the dog-friendly culture, Boulder offers a unique and enriching environment for both you and your canine friend. In this article, we’ll explore 7 pawsome reasons why having a dog in Boulder, Colorado, can make your life better. Boulder’s Dog-Friendly Community Boulder, Colorado, is renowned for its welcoming and inclusive community, and this extends to our four-legged... Read More

Boulder’s Hidden Gem: Exploring the Beauty of NCAR on the Hillside

February 16th, 2024

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, is undeniably a captivating destination due to its picturesque location perched on the side of a hill. Here are several reasons why this institution is considered a beautiful and must-visit place: Spectacular Scenery: NCAR’s hillside location offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The elevated position allows visitors to soak in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the Boulder Valley. Whether you’re interested in atmospheric science or not, the natural beauty alone is worth the visit. Architectural... Read More

5 Valentines Day Hikes to Take With Your Sweetheart & Making it Special

February 13th, 2024

Looking to earn some points with your main squeeze for thoughtfulness and originality? Take your valentine on a hike this long weekend and make it special with these trips and tips. Snowshoeing Hikes 1. Hessie Trailhead: From the Hessie trailhead you can walk a short ways in to a waterfall or make it a 3 mile round trip to Lost Lake. Snowshoeing can be very tiring compared to regular hiking or walking, so be very considerate of your Sweetheart’s energy levels. However it is a great way to see nature during the winter season. 2. Rocky Mountain National Park: The park might be a popular stop... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 12th, 2024

Two Boulderites bask in the Boulder sun by the majestic Flatirons, capturing the essence of this outdoor-loving community. Their smiles mirror the vibrant day, embodying the spirit of a city where nature and camaraderie flourish. Amidst them, their energetic companions playfully engage with the surroundings. One canine, with its golden coat gleaming like the sun, eagerly chases a frisbee, while the other, marked by striking patterns, demonstrates its playful nature. This snapshot encapsulates Boulder’s character – a place where people and pets harmoniously coexist, where the mountains... Read More

Steps to Summit Your First 14er

February 11th, 2024

When you look out over the mountain peaks that make Colorado one of the most beautiful places to live in the country, you may see certain summits that tower over the others, snowcapped even late into the summer. Many of these are known as 14ers, and their height reaches over 14,000 feet above sea level. There are 58 of these massive peaks in Colorado, the most of any state in the country, and conquering them is a rite of passage for any outdoor enthusiast. But don’t think you can just hop on a trail and summit a 14er—these monsters take more preparation than you might think. Here’s a handy... Read More

What the Heck is a Chautauqua?

February 10th, 2024

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

Why Does Boulder Have A “Greenbelt”?

February 9th, 2024

You may hear Boulderites referring to a “greenbelt,” but what is that and why does Boulder have one? There was huge population growth in Boulder between 1950 and 1970. This growth was due to the presence of the University of Colorado, the intellectual diversity surrounding the university, and a strong local economy. At an annual growth rate of about 6%, the population of the city was set to double every 11 years or so. Being all about sustainability and preserving local culture, the citizens of Boulder took action against the human tsunami threatening to wash out the city. In 1967... Read More

Boulder Creek Path: A Journey of Discovery

February 9th, 2024

The Boulder Creek Path is a stunning natural wonder that offers a journey of discovery and exploration. From the lush greenery of the surrounding forest to the sparkling waters of the creek, the path is a breathtaking experience that will leave you with lasting memories. In this blog article, we’ll explore the beauty of the Boulder Creek Path, and discover why it’s such a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. So, if you’re looking for an adventure, let’s begin our journey of discovery! Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Boulder Creek Path Exploring the Boulder Creek... Read More

Boulder’s Top Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

February 7th, 2024

Are you an outdoor enthusiast with a four-legged companion? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Boulder, Colorado is known for its stunning mountain views, vibrant culture, and endless outdoor activities. But did you know that it’s also a great place to take your pup on an adventure? In this blog article, we’ll explore some of the best dog-friendly hiking trails in Boulder and unleash the adventure! Uncovering the Paw-fect Paths for You and Your Furry Friend One of the most rewarding activities for both you and your pup is exploring the great outdoors. Boulder, Colorado,... Read More

The Majestic Splendor of Flagstaff Mountain: An Unforgettable Adventure!

February 6th, 2024

If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure that will take your breath away, look no further than Flagstaff Mountain. Perched atop the majestic Rocky Mountains, Flagstaff Mountain offers a picturesque view of the surrounding area that will leave you in awe. From the stunning alpine meadows to the cascading waterfalls, Flagstaff Mountain is a sight to behold. Join us as we explore the majestic splendor of Flagstaff Mountain and discover the beauty and wonder that awaits! Discovering the Hidden Trails of Flagstaff Mountain Flagstaff Mountain is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 5th, 2024

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Hike of the Week: Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon Loop

February 4th, 2024

The hike of the week, which I dubbed The Chautauqua-Gregory Canyon loop is one of the best long hikes for the experienced hiker to enjoy in solitude, or for friends to have private conversation and share a picnic. Around 4.5 miles, the loop is a low key hike with some downhill and uphill, as well as a couple creek crossings, and a ladder. Along most of the Gregory Canyon trail you will enjoy the soothing sound of the creek and green foliage, and as you loop back on Saddle Rock and E.M. Greenman you will see awe-inspiring views of the city below. When on Saddle Rock, prepare yourself for using the... Read More

Are the Boulder Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 29th, 2024

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

Boulder Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

January 28th, 2024

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

First Aid for a Boulder First Aid Kit

January 28th, 2024
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We Boulderites often explore. We explore topics academically and practically. We explore various activities as hobbies and professionally. We use power tools, hand tools, kitchen knives, and a myriad of items with sharp edges, fast moving parts, and other traps for our various body parts. Sometimes we end up with blood, either ours or from the people we are working with. A table-top battle robot is supposed to be a threat to the other battle robots, not to the humans who are competing with their home shop built robots. Whether it is a “smart robot” or a brute force robot, building it... Read More