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Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

September 12th, 2023

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Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

July 16th, 2023

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Steps to Summit Your First 14er

July 2nd, 2023

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

[VIDEO] Extreme Tubing on Boulder Creek

June 15th, 2023

John, a legendary tuber from Boulder, Colorado, is taking on Boulder Creek at a very dangerous time.        Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

May 29th, 2023

Boulder, a vibrant and picturesque city nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, has long been renowned for its deep connection to nature and outdoor lifestyle. It is no surprise, then, that so many residents in Boulder choose to welcome a furry companion into their homes—a dog. There are several reasons why the dog ownership rate in Boulder is notably high. First and foremost, Boulder’s residents are known for their active and health-conscious lifestyle. With an abundance of parks, trails, and open spaces, the city provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 1st, 2022

Marcus has the enthusiasm for life and rock climbing. “If you have a good group of friends,” he smiles, “then climbing is amazing!” While he just started rock climbing only a year ago, he has ascended some of the more challenging routes in the area.  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak – Elevation 14,259 ft

September 24th, 2022

Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet, towers above all other summits in Rocky Mountain National Park. Almost anywhere in the park, you can see the flat-topped monarch. Different perspectives reveal the great mountain’s distinct profiles. Longs Peak’s moods are reflected in the changing weather. Thousands of people climb Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route during the summer, when conditions permit. The Keyhole Route is not a hiking trail. It’s a scramble across enormous sheer vertical rock faces, often with falling rocks, where an unroped fall would almost certainly be fatal. The path is characterized... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Sunrise over Boulder and the Flatirons

September 23rd, 2022

Boulder and the Flatirons in the early morning light. Green and Bear mountains can be seen in the background.  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Morning Balloon Ride over Boulder

September 19th, 2022

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Bees in Boulder! Outdoor Pic of the Day

September 8th, 2022

The honey bee is the first bee that comes to mind when people think about bees (Apis mellifera). When prompted, many people will immediately mention bumblebees (Bombus spp.). However, did you know that Colorado is home to over 950 different kinds of bees? There are 950 different species of bees—a that’s lot! Bees come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 7th, 2022

Kyle is a slack line enthusiast.”Keep your eyes up and focused on a point in the distance.”, he gives as advice for first time slack liners. He enjoys challenging himself on the different type of slack lines that he sets up in the parks around town. Kyle also has a wide knowledge of fun group activities for all ages.  Read More

Zinn Cycles Celebrates 40 Years in Business

August 14th, 2022

Zinn Cycles celebrated 40 years in business yesterday with a social event at their new location in Louisville (pictured below). Congrats on your successes and for making Boulder County a better place! Be sure to click below to see the 40 year history timeline. Starting in 1982, we at Zinn Cycles have been working to make cycling more enjoyable for our customers, and that commitment remains at the heart of everything we do. We express it by building custom bicycles that fit great, perform well, and are thoroughly thought-out for their owners’ needs. And it does not stop with the frames; our cranks... Read More

Boulder’s Public Pools That are Sure to Cure the Sizzling Summer Heat

July 20th, 2022

Boulder has a very diverse range of temperatures throughout the year. We’ve seen its brutal arctic temperatures in the winter, and now that the summer solstice is exactly twenty-one days away, we should prepare ourselves for the relaxing summer heat. This heat can be intense, however, and at times it may be too much to bear. You could choose to just lock yourself in a refrigerator for the summer, but that’s probably not your cup of tea. Instead, you might enjoy checking out some of Boulder’s best outdoor public pools. Eldorado Swimming Pool Eldorado State Park is a beautiful... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day! ~ Boulder Flatirons by Local Photographer

February 3rd, 2022

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, which is pinkish in color by itself. Other chemicals present in the rock can shade it from pink, to red,... Read More

Mountain Biking at CU? I Thought it was Only for Roadies!

January 24th, 2022

  For those of you who are already part of the Boulder mountain bike community, it may seem crazy that many people don’t know about the many opportunities for mountain biking around Boulder.  When I first came to CU, I had no idea there was a collegiate mountain bike team.  Of course I knew there was a team for road riding, but since all I ever read or saw in pictures was about the road team, I didn’t even think to look at CU Cycling’s website to see what other disciplines they participate in.  It wasn’t until the beginning of my second year that I happened to see... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 22nd, 2016

“We must conquer the rock to show our mightiness.” comments Jonah on his experience rock climbing. This was Jonah’s first time climbing outdoors, catching a glimpse of what the rock’s in Boulder taste like. He has never done much climbing before, but due to the friendliness of the rock climbing community and the nature of climbing itself, he’s hooked. Even coming from a strong basketball background, he was still fascinated by Colorado’s  rock formations when he moved to Colorado.  Read More

A Wilderness Lover’s New Years Resolutions

January 7th, 2015

We all like to make resolutions after a new year. It’s a time to start anew; a beginning to a newer and better you. At least, that’s what I read in a motivational book somewhere. In reality, it’s pretty hard to follow every new years resolution you make. Regardless, it’s a good way of organizing a set of goals to achieve in the new year, which is why I’ve prepared a list of new years resolutions for wilderness adventurers.   Learn How to Cross Country Ski Cross country skiing is both great exercise and a great way to see the great outdoors during the snowy... Read More