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Sawhill Ponds Trailhead, Boulder

March 8th, 2023

Sawhill Ponds Trailhead is a popular outdoor recreation area located in Boulder, Colorado. The trailhead provides access to a network of trails and ponds that are popular among hikers, bikers, and bird watchers. The area was historically used as a gravel mine and was later reclaimed as a wildlife habitat in the 1970s. Today, the area is managed by the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and a variety of waterfowl. The Sawhill Ponds Trailhead provides access to several trails, including the South... Read More

Fun on the Water: Gross Reservoir

July 23rd, 2022

Tucked neatly into the foothills past Flagstaff Mountain, you’ll be amazed you haven’t been to this beautiful water body since you’ve been living in Boulder. Gross Reservoir has 10.9 miles of shoreline and it’s totally not gross. Driving up the backside from Coal Creek Canyon we came around a bend, the reservoir was visible sitting under hills and mountains. Clouds hung overhead, and the dark water reflected the surrounding hills. It was pretty epic looking! We took turns going out on a stand up paddle board on the still water. Eventually the sun came out and it started... Read More

Avid4 Adventure: Building a Lifelong Love of Outdoor Adventure in Boulder’s Kids

May 29th, 2020

Even in an active community like Boulder, children aren’t immune to the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the tech revolution. Luckily, Boulder is rife with summer and school programs to compete with Angry Birds and PAW Patrol. Perhaps the most active and socially conscious program is Advid4 Adventure. This premier summer camp is on a mission to give kids the confidence and skills to participate in (and love) outdoor activities. Avid4 Adventure’s founder, David Secunda, notes the positive environmental and health impacts of connecting children with nature on the company website. “Avid4... Read More

Outdoor Activity Idea: Kite Flying!

March 26th, 2015

It’s officially spring! Even if it snowed yesterday (and will likely snow a few more times before summer), it is spring and the weather in Boulder has been mostly beautiful. We’ve also had some pretty great weather for kite flying. With the breezy spring air and access to many wide-open open spaces, Boulder is a great place to fly a kite. Non-motorized or passive recreation is allowed at most open spaces in the area.   I flew kites this past weekend at the Greenbelt Plateau area. While this City of Boulder trailhead is a fee area, there is a second access point to the trail further... Read More

Walden Ponds

December 18th, 2014

Walden Ponds Park, owned and managed by Boulder County, is a small gem nestled into Gunbarrel, on the outskirts of Boulder. The park hosts anglers, bird-watchers, walkers, runners, and many a nature program. While the park sustained some flood damage, the majority of the trails are open as well as the fishing areas. The park is popular throughout the year for bird watching, with many migratory birds stopping over, such as white pelicans. The park is much quieter than some other parks on the plains around Boulder, which is especially true in winter, making it a great place to take a break from daily... Read More