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Boulder’s Dogs of the Day Pic!

May 22nd, 2022

Colorado is frequently ranked high on lists of the most dog-friendly places. Denver has gotten positive feedback for its overall dog-friendliness, including rankings on the dog-centric community website Rover and financial consulting company SmartAsset. Match.com ranked Colorado as the number one dog loving state. Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which... Read More

Outdoor Pics of the Day – Boulder after Spring Snow Storm

May 22nd, 2022

Outdoor Boulder photos captured on Sunday morning following Boulder’s spring snowstorm. Boulder recieved 8.3 inches of snow. Photographed at 75th and Arapahoe Avenues. Photo Credits: Greg Anderson    Read More

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

May 22nd, 2022

Nature World News compiled a list for where outdoorsy people are moving to, and Boulder, CO has topped the list. People seek outdoorsy places to live because of the stated relief in anxiety levels, stress busting, better cognitive benefits, enhanced immune system and many more. The first city in the list of preferred outdoorsy cities in US include Boulder at the top ranking. The city offers a perfect opportunity to lead a contended life with best amenities at disposal and amazing accommodation options. Moreover, the city has some of the best schools in the US and also a low crime rate. The outdoor... Read More

Boulder’s Snow Dog of the Day ~ Gary the Greyhound!

May 21st, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day ~ Spring Snowstorm in Boulder!

May 20th, 2022

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Denver CO 310 PM MDT Fri May 20 2022 ...LATE SPRING STORM TO BRING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS, FOOTHILLS, AND FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR... .Heavy snow will continue to spread south across the mountains and foothills this afternoon and early evening. The heavy snow will accumulate on trees, causing some tree limbs to break and produce scattered power outages. Do not park under trees and avoid walking under snow laden trees. COZ037-210400- /O.CON.KBOU.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-220521T1800Z/ Central and Southeast Park County- Including... Read More

Flashback 2015 ~ Skiing Down Boulder’s Iconic Flatirons

May 20th, 2022

2/4/15 – On March 1, After more than a week of steady snowfall, Alex Krull and Austin Porzak skied the right side of the First Flatiron, the famed slab formation above Boulder, Colorado. The two men skied the East Face Gully, often known as the Silk Road when it develops as an ice climb, with an average inclination of about 45 degrees and thin powder over exposed rock slabs. Before unroping and skiing the lower east face, they were belayed for three 60-meter sections at the peak of the climb. Between 750 to 800 feet was lost overall. It’s improbable that the entire 1,000-foot-high First... Read More

Boulder, CO – One of the Snowiest mid-sized cities in the country

May 20th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado is one of the snowiest mid-size cities in the country, it ranks high on the list of snowiest mid-size towns in the country. The following are the snowiest mid-size cities in the United States.  Jan. 1-March 3, 2022 1) Buffalo: 85.9 inches 2) Rochester: 74.7 inches 3) Anchorage: 69.7 inches 4) Boulder: 63.7 inches 5) Salt Lake City: 26.7 inches 6) Milwaukee: 21.9 inches 7) Boise: 20.0 inches 8) Colorado Springs: 15.2 inches NOAA – BOULDER  Read More

Its 14er Season! Five Things to Make Climbing a 14er Happen

May 20th, 2022

That’s right, the snow is finally mostly melted and even hiking novices can venture up those rocky monsters we can see miles and miles away from the Front Range. (Well, I guess you can’t see them from Boulder proper, but it’s cause we’re too close- which is all the better). Fourteener season can be super short. You never know how early that first massive snow storm is going to hit. The fourteeners are mostly all open all year, however sometimes the roads will be closed. Snow and ice are a constant for most of the year and require more gear (crampons, snowshoes, water proof... Read More

Storm of the Century – Colorado’s Biggest Snow Storms

May 20th, 2022

Take a step back in time to the 10 largest single day snow totals in Colorado history: #1: November 22nd, 1979 – 22 inches! #2: November 26th, 2019 – 20.7 inches! #3: April 2nd, 1957 – 20.6 inches! #4: March 30th, 1970 – 18.5 inches! #5: December 24th, 1982 – 18 inches! #6: March 21st, 1952 – 17.1 inches! #7: March 18th, 1998 – 16.9 inches! #8: February 3rd, 2012 – 16.4 inches! #9: March 23rd, 2016 – 16.4 inches! #10: March 26th, 2009 – 16.2 inches!  Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

May 19th, 2022

It’s time to start getting back out on the trails. What better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more. But, before heading into the great outdoors with your pooch, don’t forget to bring a leash and some doggie bags. While the Open Spaces and Mountain Parks welcome dogs, it is your responsibility... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 18th, 2022

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder

May 17th, 2022

Morning photo taken from 75th and Arapahoe. Photo includes Boulder and Longs Peak. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Allison

May 16th, 2022

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog,  After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Mallard on Boulder Creek

May 12th, 2022

Almost all domestic duck breeds have their origins in the Mallard (everything except the Muscovy Duck). Domestic ducks are abundant in city ponds and can be difficult to distinguish because they lack the white neck ring, have white on their chests, are completely dark, or have bizarrely formed crests on their heads. A duck attempting to dry itself off in a small pond off the creek. Photo credit: Mickey Kahn  Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

May 11th, 2022

It’s time to start getting back out on the trails. What better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more. But, before heading into the great outdoors with your pooch, don’t forget to bring a leash and some doggie bags. While the Open Spaces and Mountain Parks welcome dogs, it is your responsibility... Read More

Visit Boulder’s Number One Top Rated Attraction

May 11th, 2022

Fun facts on the Boulder Flatirons: In 1953, Dale Johnson (Geol’54) climbed the third peak on roller skates using ropes and belays. They have an average slope of 55 degrees. A white “CU” was painted on the side of the third flatiron until the city painted over it in 1980: It is still visible to keen-eyed observers. In 2010, Stefan Griebel (ElEngr’97; MS’00) speed-climbed the east face of the third Flatiron in only 5 minutes 59 seconds. According to the most recent Trip Advisor evaluations, the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado are the most popular tourist destination in... Read More

Hike of the Week: Flagstaff

May 10th, 2022

Flagstaff is one of the those hikes that the locals know and is popular with tourists, so if you haven’t checked out Flagstaff, you must put it on the list as one of the trails to do before summer ends! Like many of Boulder’s hiking trails, Flagstaff offers a variety of options for hikers; unlike some of the other nearby trails, the summit can also be reached by road which I have heard is a popular date night spot for its incredible views of the city, the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you have the time, be sure to check out Flagstaff... Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

May 9th, 2022

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

Boulder Skyline Traverse!

May 8th, 2022

Boulder, CO, often known as the Boulder Bubble, is a magical place. It is a place where hipsters, bros, and outdoor enthusiasts gather. There are likely just as many yoga studios as there are dispensaries, hiking trails often appear in the middle of neighborhoods, and you can witness people biking to work in the middle of a snowstorm. The ambiance is so strong it is almost visible, and what better way to view the Bubble than from five separate peaks that make up the Skyline Traverse. In one very long day, you can summit Mount Sanitas, Flagstaff Mountain, Green Mountain, Bear Peak, and South Boulder... Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day!

May 6th, 2022

The Pearl Street Mall is a major tourist attraction in Boulder, as well as a favorite hangout for students at the adjacent University of Colorado Boulder. Locally owned companies coexist with national chain retailers and eateries at the mall.  It’s also where a lot of Boulder’s nightlife happens. Several street performers, including musicians, perform on Pearl Street Mall during the summer months. The Pearl Street Mall is lined with public art, including fountains and sculptures, as well as a sandbox for kids, a stylized map of Boulder County, and a number of tiny gardens with a variety... Read More