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Posts Tagged With ‘ red rocks ’

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 5th, 2018

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. 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,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 13th, 2016

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August in Boulder

August 12th, 2016

August in Boulder means hot summer temperatures, students coming back to school, and summer events beginning to wind down. In order to make the most of these last few weeks of August, here are a couple things to keep in mind: School is starting up again. All month, the Hill has been a hotbed of college students moving out of their old places and into their new ones. Mattresses and couches and toaster ovens are left on the side of the roads like some kind of post-apocalyptic disaster has struck. Classes start up again at CU Boulder on Monday, August 22nd, so be warned. The week of August 22nd will... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 19th, 2016
Paige and Francie

“We saw Sufjan Stevens last night at Red Rocks. It was beautiful. It was magical. His performance was mesmerizing. You couldn’t look away the whole time. Lights, costumes, everything. Life is music and life is love.” – Francie Saunders and Paige Rooney    Read More

Get Down with Live Music Outdoors

May 14th, 2015

With spring slowly kicking in, it’s all about live music outdoors in Boulder this weekend. One of our most beloved breweries in town will be hosting a music festival in celebration of both spring and American Craft Beer Week. Upslope Brewing’s 2nd Annual Upslope Getdown will go down on Saturday in Flatiron Park from 1:00 pm -11:00 pm. The FREE event will include various food trucks, enough beer to fill you up for days, and two stages of continuous music all day long. Eight bands will perform, with the headliner being Taylor Frederick’s Funk Circus featuring members of Yamn, The... Read More

Faces of Boulder: Bus to Show Red Rocks

September 26th, 2014

  This Friday afternoon the Hill area of Boulder was flocked by many Faces of Boulder. The About Boulder Photography team captured Bus to Show sending out twelve buses of people to the Big Gigantic concert at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater.  For a show like Big Gigantic some unique faces came out bringing the Boulder energy to the Rocks.     Local street musician performs as the crowds wait in line for the buses to load up. Photo: Joseph Wirth and Travis Bildahl   Concert-goers stick their heads out the window with excitement to say bye to Boulder one last time before... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Boulder Rocks

March 12th, 2014

Happy cows may come from California, but happy people come from Boulder. And for good reason! Boulder has so much to offer, it’s no wonder that people here are considered to be among the happiest in the country. Narrowing this list down was the real challenge, but here are ten reasons why Boulder rocks: 1. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Okay, maybe that’s three reasons, but the main theme here is mountains. Nestled right at the base of the Rockies, Boulder has over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless opportunities for climbing and bouldering (imagine that). Even if you don’t... Read More

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