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8 Outdoor Activities to Do in Boulder, Colorado

Ishwari Pamu Sep 13, 2019
The stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, people with a fierce passion for the outdoors, breweries and distilleries, tours ranging from bikes to food and brews; all of this is what makes Boulder…Boulder.

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With hundreds of miles of developed hiking trails, hiking is never a bad idea in Boulder. If you’re a hardcore hiker, the 7-mile Mesa Trail is the one for you. For an easy hike, try the Bobolink Trail.
If hiking is not your cup of tea, hop on the sunrise hot-air balloon ride to enjoy the unbeatable vistas of the Rocky Mountains. The view does not get any better!
The Flatirons, an iconic set of five mountains, are the city’s pride and a major part of its identity, beer and outdoor activities accounting of the latter part.
These gigantic slabs of sandstone are an excellent ground for hiking and rock climbing.

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Pedal your way up and down rolling hillsides and miles of mountain biking trails which include some thigh-searing slopes, turns and jumps.

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The Valmont Bike Park is a 42 acres park which is free and open everyday, all day long.

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The Boulder Canyon is an all time favorite for rock climbing, for the locals and visitors alike as it offers a wide range of climbs. If you are just starting off with climbing, guided climbs are also available.
Go brewery hopping in the Beer City of USA. The Boulder Beer Trail covers 28 breweries, distilleries and wineries.
Rent a bike and see how many you can check off from your list. Don’t miss the Boulder Beer Company, the first microbrewery in Colorado.

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The people of Boulder are passionate about road biking and it’s practiced year-round. The city has over 300 miles of cycling paths, from speedy flats to strenuous steep slopes.

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The 5.5-mile Boulder Creek Path and the 13-mile Morgul-Bismark path are definitely worth a try if you’re up for the challenge.