Andrews Arboretum provides a space for children to discover and explore a diverse array of plants in an urban area that is secluded and inspires creativity. History. A unique Boulder resource, Andrews Arboretum was established in 1948 by Maud Reed, a former botany teacher at Boulder High School.
Bear Peak Trail is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
In 1976, Boulder County purchased 712 acres of the ranch from Ernie Betasso. Ernie wanted others to enjoy his land as he had. Until his death in 1983, Ernie helped the Boulder County Parks and Open Space department oversee Betasso Preserve. Subsequent purchases include the acquisition of the 391 acre Benjamin Property in 2007. The open space now totals 1,181 acres enjoyed by people and wildlife.
This trail is sport chair accessible from the trailhead to the East Boulder Community Center turn off and south of South Boulder Road. North of the trailhead you may cross Baseline and via Gaptor Road connect to the Centennial Trail which is a hard surface trail.
The Boulder Creek path is about 5.5 miles long and runs to Boulder Canyon on the west end and Stazio Ballfields on the east end (just past 55 th Street) The path is maintained jointly by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Works Department's Greenways Program.
Facing the beautiful Central Park and just three blocks from Pearl Street, the museum is an ideal location for your event. Each season BMoCA’s galleries are transformed by a new group of world-renowned artists. The artwork presents a unique backdrop for your event and an opportunity for all guests to experience the vision of contemporary artists.
About Coot Lake. Coot Lake is a scenic natural area with fishing, walking and jogging opportunities while experiencing nature. It is about 1.2 miles around the lake. **Trail work and intermittent closures on Coot Lake Trail** We are repairing the Coot Lake Trail on the east and north shores.
Eldorado Canyon Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
The Flatirons are rock formations in the western United States, near Boulder, Colorado, consisting of flatirons. There are five large, numbered Flatirons ranging from north to south (First through Fifth, respectively) along the east slope of Green Mountain (elev. 8,148 ft (2,484 m)), and the term "The Flatirons" sometimes refers to these five alone.
The trail gradually rises and falls to May's Point for an excellent view of the Indian Peaks. Return back to parking lot at the west end of Flagstaff Summit via Boy Scout Trail. Range View (0.6 mi; 170 ft.) provides excellent views of Indian Peaks as it follows the west side of Flagstaff Mountain.
Boulder's most iconic landmark, the Flatirons, not only bring beauty to the area but offer several outdoor activities. Find insider tips, history of how these formations were created nearly 300 million years ago, ways to explore the area and where to take the free shuttle.
Flatirons Vista Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Green Mountain Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November.
Mallory Cave can be reached from either the Walter Orr Roberts Trail at NCAR, or the Mesa Trail beginning in Chautauqua Park. The former is short and direct, while the latter is longer but arguably more scenic, passing Boulder's iconic Flatirons and more varied terrain en route to the Mallory Cave split.
From the trailhead visitors may take the Marshall Valley Trail to the east or the Coal Seam Trail south. Marshall Mesa Trail (0.7 mi) connects Marshall Valley and Community Ditch Trail and a loop hike can be taken combining Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa and Coal Seam trails, or Marshall Valley, Community Ditch and Coal Seam trails.
Mount Sanitas Trail is a moderate to difficult trail which meanders both sides of the ridge leading to the summit of Mount Sanitas. The southern portion of the trail is utilized as an access by climbers to several bouldering areas along the trail.
Dedication day for the Pearl Street Mall took place on August 6, 1977, changing the face of Pearl Street once again. Since then, long-standing buildings have been restored, and national and local historic designations ensure that the historic character of downtown Boulder will be maintained.
View Realization Point Area Trail Map. Ute-Range View (easy/moderate). The Ute trail begins near Realization Point and contours northeast along Flagstaff Mountain (summit at 7,283 feet) through meadow frequently used by mule deer. The trail curves gradually north; look for Range View Trail off to the west. Range View provides excellent views of the Indian Peaks as it follows the west side of Flagstaff Mountain. Keep a sharp lookout for raptors as the trail returns back to Realization Point.
Sawhill Ponds is the home to many different kinds of waterfowl, fish, birds of prey, amphibians and reptiles. During spring and fall, the ponds provide a stop-over for migrating ducks. HISTORIC INFO. The 18 ponds at Sawhill are the result of a gravel mining operation and reclamation project.
Scott Carpenter Park Scott Carpenter Park and Pool is a community park that provides visitors with a wide variety of recreational facilities including a swimming pool, skate park, open turf field, diamond field, and the iconic Scott Carpenter playground.
Since 1984 SmithKlein Art Gallery has been Boulder’s premier fine art gallery. Located on the historic Pearl Street Mall, the 2800 square foot gallery exists to provide enrichment through art. Smithklein carries some of the most distinguished artists in the country.
South Boulder Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
This trail passes by tall and mixed grass prairie as it meanders west along South Boulder Creek. Its terminus is at the southeast end of the Mesa Trail which provides extensive trail access along the foothills, including routes to the top of South Boulder and Bear Peaks.
South Boulder Peak Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Mesa Trail can be taken to Shadow Canyon Trail and to South Boulder and Bear Peaks, or north to NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) and six miles to Chautauqua Park. The Mesa Trail also connects to the Towhee Trail, Homestead Trail, South Boulder Creek Trail and Big Bluestem Trail.
The best way to get up close and personal with the Flatirons? Climb them! The First and Third Flatirons offer some of the most popular multi-pitch rock climbing routes in the area (and country!). The trail to the First Flatiron climbing access can be challenging, but you’ll be rewarded with long, varied climbs that range from about 4-10 pitches.
A gem of north Boulder, Wonderland Lake is a great place to fish with kids. This site can be accessed from all bus lines that run along north Broadway, such as the SKIP, and is located along a bike path. Use of boats or floatation devices, and wading into the water, are not allowed.