Nestled up against the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is an adventure-lover's paradise. You can find a myriad accessible hiking trails nearby in Chautauqua Park, or venture further afield into the Indian Peaks Wilderness for hiking and backpacking on the Continental Divide. Rocky Mountain National Park is just an hour away, with opportunities for hiking, climbing, fishing and more.

Top Spots

Valmont Bike Park Trails

Boulder, Colorado

2.32 mi / 98 ft gain

Wonderland Lake Trail

Boulder, Colorado

1.85 mi / 98 ft gain

Mount Sanitas via Goat Trail

Boulder, Colorado

2.26 mi / 1138 ft gain

Dakota Ridge Trail

Boulder, Colorado

2.64 mi / 505 ft gain

Foothills South Trail to Old Kiln Spur Trail

Boulder, Colorado

1.93 mi / 381 ft gain

Foothills Trail to Wonderland Lake Loop Trail

Boulder, Colorado

2.93 mi / 223 ft gain

Mount Sanitas via East Ridge Trail

Boulder, Colorado

1.35 mi / 778 ft gain

Hogback Ridge Trail

Boulder, Colorado

2.85 mi / 830 ft gain

Hike the Eagle Sage Loop

Boulder, Colorado

3.75 mi / 205 ft gain

Places to stay

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder A-Lodge Cabin

From $149 / night

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder A-Lodge Hotel

From $99 / night

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder A-Lodge Hostel

From $39 / night

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder A-Lodge Camping

From $40 / night

Arvada, Colorado

Mountain Marvel | Large Deck with Gorgeous Views

From $220 / night

Rollinsville, Colorado

Kelly Dahl

Guides and stories

For A Time Like This - Backyard Wildlife Photography

Brynn Schmidt

From Here to Anywhere: Rent an Adventure Van from Boulder's A-Lodge

The Outbound Collective

Fall is the Right Time to Visit Boulder

The Outbound Collective

Rediscovering One of the Best Areas to Hike Near Boulder, Colorado

Kyle Reader

Find Your Home at the Boulder A-Lodge This Summer

The Outbound Collective

5 Short Hikes in Boulder, Colorado

Kyle Frost

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