Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Boulder  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762761032

Best Easy Day Hikes Boulder includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in and near Boulder, Colorado. Discover an abundance of trails in and within sight of the Flatirons, explore the high country to the west— from the red-rock cliffs of Eldorado Canyon to Flagstaff Mountain—and venture onto the prairie setting of the Sage and Eagle Trail Loop.

© 2011 Tracy Salcedo-Chourre/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.
... Preview: Sparkling under a bower of stately cottonwoods, South Boulder Creek is the focus of this pleasant flatland hike. The Bobolink Nature Trail section of this easy romp along South Boulder Creek is named ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This easy, partially wheelchair-accessible, well-maintained path circumnavigates the summit of landmark Flagstaff Mountain and showcases Boulder’s urban and wild sides.Looking east from Flagstaff Moun ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: When you think of Boulder, no doubt mountains spring to mind, but the fact of the matter is, the city lies mostly on the flats—flats that are every bit as beautiful as the highlands but in a very diff ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were once gravel pits. In a world where it often seems that nature is losing out to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This gentle loop encompasses tumbling South Boulder Creek, the historic Doudy-Debacker-Dunn House, and the interface of evergreen woodland and tallgrass prairie in lower Shadow Canyon. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: Awesome views and rugged terrain combine beautifully on one of the most challenging and rewarding day hikes in the Boulder area. Though not quite a mountaineering adventure, the challenging terrain of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Boulder’s famous Flatirons form the backdrop for this mesatop ramble, with open prairie views spreading east on the downhill side. A swath of high prairie just south of the Boulder basin buffers the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The Boulder Creek Greenway Path is Boulder’s busiest, most colorful recreational passageway. This short hike begins at the mouth of Boulder Canyon and ends downtown, looping back via a short jaunt alo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Rabbit Mountain whispers of the wild west. It is raw and scrubby and drenched in sunshine, inviting and aloof, plain and starkly beautiful. Once the winter refuge of Arapaho Indians, it now welcomes h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Once the site of extensive coal mining activity, Marshall Mesa now harbors prairie grasses (and prairie dog colonies), wildflowers, a nice loop hike, and great Flatiron views. From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.75
... Preview: Views from the windswept summit of this foothills peak sweep west to encompass the arc of the Continental Divide and east onto the high plains. The top of Sugarloaf Mountain is exhilaratingly exposed— ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Views from the summit meadow of this short loop are among the best in Boulder’s backyard, ranging west to the Indian Peaks; south to the back side of Flagstaff Mountain and the Flatirons; and east to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: If male pattern baldness could strike a peak, Bald Mountain would be a textbook case. The ponderosa forest that circles its base is like the fringe of hair that often circles a shiny pate; the few tre ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: Follow the old “Crags Boulevard” to the remains of the Crags Hotel, enjoying views of surrounding rock-climbing walls as you ascend and of the Continental Divide from the hotel site. The hotel stood ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Broad, green meadows, thick aspen glens, and the clear waters of a mountain stream shelter this gently ascending route to a viewpoint overlooking the snowcapped peaks of the Continental Divide. To hav ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The focal point of this scenic and popular path is the beautiful meadow that sweeps down from the base of the First Flatiron. Springtime in the meadow brings forth a wildflower display that rivals any ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Easy, scenic, and friendly, the trail circling Wonderland Lake borders a wildlife sanctuary and skirts the base of the Dakota Hogback. Like a familiar neighborhood stroll, the trail around Wonderland ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: This sweet little loop boasts wonderful interpretive signs and gorgeous views, making it a great option for families with young children and anyone interested in the weather that affects the Front Ran ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
... Preview: Find relative seclusion just minutes from downtown Boulder on this easy hike in the Sanitas Valley, with the Dakota Hogback forming a natural barrier between the parkland and an adjacent historic neig ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: A perfect outing for families, this interpretive trail tours a mountain meadow in the shadow of the hogback north of the Boulder city limits. Though Heil Valley Ranch is just one hogback ridge west of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder"
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6