This gentle trail is perfect for families or anyone seeking solitude.
Why we love it: You’re likely to have this easy, out-and-back stroll in the heart of Roosevelt National Forest all to yourself.
When to go: Late spring, when the wildflowers are blooming, through early fall, when the vibrant stands of aspen turn gold.
This 3-to-5-mile roundtrip route...
June 16 2015, 9:45 AM
A bench with amazing views perfectly poised at the top of the last climb on the Walker Ranch Loop.
Why we love it: This quintessential foothills loop features gorgeous granite scenery, refreshing stretches along a gurgling creek, and even a glimpse of snowy high peaks.
When to go: Mid-spring through late fall is the ideal time to enjoy this loop.
This 7.6-mile loop explores the...
May 19 2015, 4:00 PM
Why we love it: A steady, well-graded climb of intermediate length that leads you past spectacular scenery and peaceful pines, and ends at a small waterfall.
When to go: Any time of year with Yaktrax, or mid-spring through late fall without.
The 7-mile, out-and-back...
March 17 2015, 10:10 AM
Why we love it: Sweeping foothills vistas along an easy-to-follow loop with an abundance of wildlife.
When to go: Late spring through early winter, after the weather has been dry for a couple of weeks.
Nestled at the transition between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Boulder...
March 3 2015, 1:00 PM
Boulder's spectacular backdrop from the Flatirons Vista North Trail.
Why we love it: This loop’s gentle gradient lets you focus on the eye-popping views of Boulder’s spectacular backdrop.
When to go: Whenever you feel like an open, sunny trail with grand vistas—or a mellow start to a much longer hike, run, or ride.
This flat 3.5-mile loop...
February 17 2015, 10:15 AM
Why we love it: A short and easy stroll with incredible views of Eldorado Canyon and the tiny rock climbers dangling from its sheer walls.
When to go: Any time of year—just mind the ice in the winter.
A smooth, wide path with up-close-and-personal views of some of the most spectacular...
December 9 2014, 5:40 PM
Why we like it: This gentle hike wanders through serene forests and fertile meadows on a picturesque ranch once used for silver mining, Arabian horse breeding, and music recording.
When to go: In autumn, for the golden aspen; in winter, for peaceful snowshoeing or cross-country skiing...
October 7 2014, 10:15 AM
Why we like it: Boulder’s classic uphill hike ends on a surprisingly craggy summit with sweeping panoramic views from the Indian Peaks to the plains.
When to go: Spring through fall, when you want a rewarding workout and the temperatures have been warm enough to melt any...
September 30 2014, 9:05 AM