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5 Hidden Gems Near Boulder

March 1st, 2023

One of the wonderful things about Boulder culture is that everyone loves to be outside all the time. Unfortunately, that makes for crowded trails and busy trailheads. Part of the experience of the great outdoors is solitude with nature, and that can be a challenging thing to find in Boulder. Lucky for you, we’ve found some less-trafficked diamonds in the rough to feed that need to be alone in the wilderness. Anemone Hill Anemone Hill is a perfect solution for the introvert hiker who doesn’t want to drive far. This pleasant 2.4-mile out-and-back hike shares a parking lot with Mount Sanitas,... Read More

Boulder Day Trips: 5 Epic & Unforgettable Adventures

January 5th, 2023

Boulder is a large mountain town approximately 25 miles northwest of Denver. Boulder has one of the highest population densities in the state, with approximately 108,000 people spread across just 26 square miles. The city is located in the Boulder Valley, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, and it has some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The Flatirons are a series of massive flat rock formations just west of the city. Because of its location right at the point where the plains and the mountains meet, Boulder is in the ideal spot for day trips to both urban and mountainous... Read More

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park – Closing Date

September 4th, 2022

Trail Ridge Road spans the park and connects Estes Park to the western slope town of Grand Lake. With an elevation of 12,183 feet, it is the highest continuously paved road in the United States. From Memorial Day weekend until the Park Service closes it in the fall, it is open to vehicle traffic. Snow can cause temporary closures to the Alpine region in early June or late fall. Trail Ridge Road in fall: Latest winter closure was Dec. 2, 1933. Average winter closure Oct. 23. Hiking above timberline in the park       Read More

Top 5 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes for Boulderites to do this Summer!

August 4th, 2022

While the saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is definitely a good one to take to heart, it’s not always 100% true; especially when the destination is a waterfall. We’ve found five waterfall hikes near Boulder that will really make you excited about the destination. 5. Alberta Falls Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, these falls are some of the easiest to reach at the end of a gently rolling 1.7-mile roundtrip loop. Take the kids for a picnic by these scenic falls, dip your feet in the snowmelt, and snap a selfie with the cascading water in the background. 4. Bridal... Read More

Welcome to Park Season

May 24th, 2020

Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a glorious place. Home to Longs Peak, the Diamond, Emerald Lake, Bierstadt Lake, Bear Lake, and much more. There are hikes with tear-inducing views, incredible climbing, and world-class fishing. At a time when the Front Range is too hot to climb and local rivers are too fast to fish, it is time to head to The Park. The Park is the ultimate outdoor oasis for both Colorado natives and Colorado newbies. With over 300 miles of hiking trails, The Park has something for everybody: from more difficult hikes like The Keyhole Route up Longs Peak to casual strolls to... Read More

Athlete Spotlight

June 26th, 2015

Boulder is a city full of transplants. People from all over migrate to Boulder for the countless outdoor activities, the beautiful scenery, the culture focused on sustainability and healthy living, among other reasons. Today I sat down with Sarah Filler: a new Boulderite, an avid climber, and setter at the world-renowned climbing gym, The Spot, to talk about living and climbing in Boulder. Where were you living before Boulder? Originally from Buffalo, NY, and I spent a short time in Salt Lake City. What inspired the move?             I wanted to branch out and experience living in another... Read More