Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Who says winter is about indoor endeavors? Boulder's beautiful landscape and sunny disposition will lure you outside in every season. So come play in the snow-dusted foothills of the Rocky Mountains and get the fresh air your lungs are craving.
Boulder's trails are even more magical in winter. There is a stillness that comes over the landscape and fewer hikers to interrupt your thoughts. You don't need any special gear — just some boots with traction and warm layers (which you may end up peeling off under the warm Colorado sun). Here are 5 winter hikes to try out. For a gentle nature walk, try Wonderland Lake or Sawhill Ponds.
The giant, cushy, nubby tires on fat bikes make it possible to ride in just about any weather. Rent yours from Pedego or University Bicycles, or go on a half-day or full-day fat bike tour with Front Range Ride Guides.
Colorado is home to 28 ski areas and 11 of the smaller areas are known as the Colorado Gems. Have you skied them all? Eldora Mountain Resort is one of Colorado’s gems and gets to the heart of what skiing is all about — discovery, camaraderie, going up and coming down.
There’s nothing like traipsing through a quiet, snow-blanked landscape on snowshoes or cross-country skis to revive your senses in the dull of winter. Check out the stellar Nordic trails at Eldora Mountain Resort, ski right in Boulder at North Boulder Park, or head for the backcountry in Eldorado Canyon State Park (20 minutes away) or Indian Peaks Wilderness (an hour away). Here's where to rent gear.
After a good snowfall in Boulder, you'll be hard-pressed to find any kids who want to stay inside. Stop by McGuckin Hardware for a snow tube, and head to the nearest sledding hill for some good, old-fashioned fun.
A new rink opens this winter at the historic Colorado Chautauqua for their WinterFest, December 13-15, 2019, and will remain open until January 31, 2020. We can't think of a more picturesque spot to skate than at the base of the Flatirons surrounded by historic cottages.