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The Top 5 Things to do in Boulder this Summer!

May 20th, 2019

Boulder is one of the most scenic and thriving cities in the world all year round. So whether you’re a local or planning a trip, here are our top 5 things to do in Boulder this summer! Hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park Boulder is packed with gorgeous hiking terrain, from quick and easy adventures like Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park, to the Mesa Trail. One of our top ‘must do’s’ is to hike around Eldorado Canyon. If you need help deciding what trail, Rattlesnake Gulch is the one! It takes you past the ruins of the Crags Hotel followed by views of the Continental Divide! Remember, always... Read More

Boulder’s Intellectualism Shapes its True Character

December 30th, 2015

Some of you have heard that Boulder is “25 square miles surrounded by reality”. Which is one way to say that the character of the city of Boulder is extremely different from other nearby cities. Today we will discuss how intellectualism has helped to create this unique reputation. There is a huge focus on anti-intellectualism in the United States. Many folks, especially politicians, discredit Education, Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Science as pursuits which are mostly impractical. None of these subjects seem vital for the “common man” to know. None of them will help... Read More

Something in the Air

October 18th, 2015

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with weather. Ancient cultures prayed and made offerings to gods in hopes of receiving conditions conducive to growing crops. Adverse weather, then, was often interpreted as displeasure on behalf of those same beings—a punishment for failing to observe proper rituals. It doesn’t take a history scholar to understand this impulse. Weather, now as then, is both an enemy and ally. On one hand, it provides everything from the raw material for food—sunlight driving photosynthesis, wind the primary method of plants spreading their seeds—to something... Read More

Take a Hike at Bear Canyon in Boulder

February 12th, 2015

Bear Canyon, in south west Boulder begins at a trailhead nestled in a neighborhood. Bear Canyon Trailhead is grouped together with the NCAR trailhead and a couple other access points.  The hike begins with several different wide trails that area residents like to run, take their young children to, or walk their dog as there is not too much of a grade and no difficult obstacles. The views include rolling grassy and shrub covered hills, the Flatirons, and a lush riparian corridor. As the hike progresses, scars from the September 2013 flood are apparent and even impede the trail. There’s washed... Read More

Four Great Boulder Trails you Didn’t Know Existed Until this Particular Blog Post

May 9th, 2014

After a long and cold winter, the warm weather has returned once again, turning Boulder into a lush summer environment. You owe it to yourself to gaze upon the beautiful landscape around Boulder, and the best way to do that is to start exploring some trails. Marshall Mesa Loop Marshall Mesa Loop is a great hiking trail to start with. It’s an easy hike, only 3.3 miles, and it gives you a brilliant view of the Flatirons. This is the kind of trail that you would see on a postcard and say, “Wow, this looks like a pretty cool place, I would probably enjoy walking around there.” This is also a... Read More