Length: The out-and-back trail can be altered in length between 1 and 16 miles roundtrip
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate, depending upon length
Why we love it: The choice of road or trail for the first 4.6 miles allows you to adjust your effort on the spot and makes for an excellent 9.2-mile-...
December 22 2015, 12:12 PM
Why we love it: The steady, well-graded climb leads you through forest, past small waterfalls, and ends at a scenic lake with mountain vistas.
When to go: Summertime. When it’s burning up at lower elevation, drive through the Boulder Canyon to this Eldora trail. Not only will...
July 29 2015, 8:30 AM
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If you feel like you’ve been there, done that with day trips to Boulder, try driving the extra half-hour up Boulder Canyon to the charming mountain town of Nederland. These stops—all within walking distance of one another—make for a fun couple of hours with the whole family.
July 22 2015, 2:30 PM
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Summer—and the sun—are both finally here! Take this as a sign to get outside and hit the trail running. Whether you're just getting started or are practically a pro, Coloradans are lucky to have a variety of choices on which to log some miles (and many are just a short drive from Denver). Here are...
June 26 2015, 9:30 AM
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
Kathmandu Restaurant II —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Nepali-born Resham Gurung and her husband Lok Malla, the co-owners of Nepal Two LLC and the Kathmandu Restaurant in Nederland, have had more than their fair share of concerns this month. Just as the couple was putting the finishing touches on their newest...
May 19 2015, 11:00 AM
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
To coincide with Gilded Trails, our guide to Colorado's fall colors, we've compiled a list (broken out by town) of where to eat after taking in the autumn splendor.
Aspen: You can go high or low in this iconic resort town. For low-key, order a tuna burger and the kale salad at CP...
September 17 2014, 10:30 AM