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Uncover the Best Spring Skiing Gems Near Boulder

February 29th, 2024

When it comes to spring skiing, Boulder, Colorado, and its surrounding areas offer some of the best-kept secrets in the skiing world. From late March through May, the slopes near Boulder transform into a paradise for skiing enthusiasts, with ideal snow conditions and fewer crowds compared to the peak winter season. Exploring the best spring skiing gems near Boulder, Colorado, allows you to experience the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and breathtaking natural beauty. Spring Skiing Near Boulder: A Hidden Gem Spring skiing near Boulder, Colorado, is a hidden gem cherished by locals and savvy... 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

Unveiling Boulder’s Stargazing Hidden Gem Spots: Where Celestial Wonders Await

February 21st, 2024

When it comes to stargazing, Boulder, Colorado, offers some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or just someone who enjoys gazing at the stars, Boulder has several prime spots for observing the night sky. Let’s explore the best stargazing places in Boulder, Colorado, and uncover the celestial wonders that await. Chautauqua Park One of the most beloved and accessible stargazing spots in Boulder is Chautauqua Park. Situated at the base of the iconic Flatirons, this park offers a perfect combination of natural beauty and clear night... Read More

Boulder’s Alpine Treasures: Exploring the Tallest Peaks

December 18th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado, nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is a paradise for mountain enthusiasts and adventurers. Its unique geographical location makes it an ideal base for exploring some of the tallest and most majestic mountains in the region. This blog explores the towering peaks around Boulder, their fascinating characteristics, and why Boulder is the perfect home base for mountain exploration. Mount Evans The Majestic Mountains Around Boulder 1. Longs Peak Standing at a towering 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is one of the most prominent mountains visible from Boulder. It’s a part... Read More

Moose Mania Near Boulder: Discover the Best Viewing Spots

September 24th, 2023

The moose population in Colorado has experienced a remarkable resurgence over the past few decades. Once on the brink of extirpation from the state due to overhunting and habitat loss, these massive herbivores have made a triumphant comeback. This resurgence can be attributed to careful wildlife management efforts and the successful reintroduction of moose in suitable habitats. The population in Colorado was estimated to be around 2,500 to 3,000.  This increase in numbers has provided wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with ample opportunities to witness these majestic creatures in their... Read More

Trail Review: Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake

July 2nd, 2023

If you don’t mind a bit of a drive out into the Indian Peaks Wilderness deep in Boulder County, there is a beautiful hidden gem of a trail waiting for you. Blue Lake and Little Blue Lake is a 6.3 mile out-and-back trail near Nederland, and offers one of the most rewarding hiking experiences in the area. Our Ratings: Crowd: 4/5. The Indian Peaks Wilderness area itself is very crowded, especially when it comes to parking. We ended up adding over a mile to our trek because we had to park so far away from the trailhead. But once you get on the trail, many hikers stop at the Little Blue Lake, which... Read More

Boulder’s Best Kept Secret: Hessie Trailhead

June 18th, 2023

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 along the easy access road, you can access the... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Nederland

September 8th, 2022

Motto: “Life Is Better Up Here” 1. Frozen Dead Guy Days Have you ever felt like your life was missing coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and the celebration of a frozen man? If so, come to one of the most surreal festivals in the world, where locals and out-of-towners alike get together to celebrate Bredo Morstol, a frozen dead guy stored in a Tuff Shed in Nederland. 2. Experience happiness with the Carousel of Happiness The Carousel of Happiness is a restored 1910 Looff Carousel which was restored by hand by Vietnam vet Scott Harrison. His work represents... Read More