Local hiker and guidebook author James Dziezynski compiled a list of his all-time favorite treks in the Boulder area for Outside Magazine. This handy article includes downloadable GPX files, parking intel, trail beta, gear and weather tips, and more.

February 26, 2024
Boulder, Colorado, is a hiker’s paradise. The city sits on the geographic hinge where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains. Some hiking trails start from town and wander to the tops of 8,000+ foot summits. Less aggressive trails explore rolling meadows and ancient mesas on the city’s east side. Wildlife thrives in shaded, vanilla-scented forests and open grasslands, and clear mountain streams rush down dramatic canyons, flowing into pastoral farmland. Boulder’s varied landscapes and four-season access make it one of the best places in America for hiking adventures.

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